Translogic BMW i8 Test Drive – Video

JUL 7 2014 BY MARK KANE 1

2015 BMW i8

2015 BMW i8

BMW i8 sees presentation in the Translogic series just ahead of the first deliveries this summer in the U.S.

Electric range of this stunning plug-in hybrid is just 7% (or 22 miles) from 310 miles of total range, so be prepared to see your 5.2 kWh battery pack dry up quickly, especially in performance mode.

By the way, it will be interesting to check later this year the average share of electric mode for this type of plug-in hybrid (for the Volt it’s roughly two thirds of the time).

“The 2015 BMW i8 is the second model in the Bavarian automaker’s eco-friendly i-brand lineup. The i8’s plug-in hybrid powertrain combines a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with a 96 kilowatt electric motor to make 357 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Together, this gas-electric mechanical duo is capable of propelling the futuristic sports coupe from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds. Host Jonothan Buckley heads to Santa Monica, CA for a chance to drive the all-new BMW i8.”

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Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

Given how poorly it performs on electric-only, I reckon on no more than 1/3 of the miles will be electric, except for special circumstances like zero-carbon urban zones.