BMW i8

From BMW’s website:

The BMW i8 is ready to revolutionise its vehicle class. As the first sports car with the consumption and emission values of a compact car. The strength of the plug-in hybrid lies, among other factors, in the perfect synchronisation of electric motor and combustion engine, which makes itself apparent in maximum efficiency and dynamics on the road. The first sports car that even accelerates the zeitgeist.

Development.
Every great pioneering achievement has its own story. In the case of the BMW i8, it begins in 2008 with the launch of Project i – and with no lesser objective than the reinvention of urban mobility. Just one year later, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept showed what a technology leader geared fully toward energy saving can look like. This was the basis that gave rise to the BMW Concept i8, which demonstrated in near-production-ready form where the development would lead. All available BMW EfficientDynamics technologies were already united within this vehicle, an intelligent lightweight concept had been implemented, and the idea of a sports car for the future was already detectable. Series production of the BMW i8 marks the current peak of the development: a plug-in hybrid with the appearance and the breathtaking performance of a sports car, which at the same time exhibits the consumption and emissions of a compact car. And thus convincingly resolves the apparent contradiction between efficiency and dynamics.

Drive system.
The BMW i8 offers far more than pure athleticism. With its unique drive concept, it essentially reinvents the idea of sporting mobility. This is because the powerful plug-in hybrid system with the combination of BMW eDrive technology and a BMW TwinPower Turbo 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine brings together the benefits of an electric motor and a petrol engine to produce an outstanding driving experience.

Articles

  • Daredevil Stuntman Jumps Over BMW i8 EV As Its Driving 60mph Stuntman Jumps Over BMW i8Stuntman Jumps Over BMW i8 EV A stuntman in Russia jumps over BMW’s i8 EV as it is hurling towards him at 60mph. While this is a highly dangerous and skilled feat, its not the first time a stuntman has jumped over a moving EV. Damien Walters did a backflip over a Formula E racer about ...
  • Global Deliveries and Laser Lights for the BMW i8 Global Deliveries and Laser Lights for the BMW i8The BMW i8 If you have been waiting for your opportunity to get an electric BMW, or just to have laser light headlights, the first production models of the BMW i8 have been delivered! Munich. The world’s first BMW i8s (fuel consumption combined: 2.1–0.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 49–0 g/km) were handed over to customers today ...