2014 BMW i8 [first photos]
Here are the first two official photos of the production-ready 2014 BMW i8. The supercar will make its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, next week. Immediately after the manufacturer has released a video teaser, the first two official pictures of the car have surfaced.
The scissor doors make a big impression, but the interior is a lot like the current BMW models. There are digital instrument clusters and a blue circle around the logo on the steering wheel.
2014 BMW i8 is powered by a 1.5 liter three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine – 231HP (170 kW) and 320Nm (236 lb-ft) powering the rear wheels and an electric motor – 131HP (96 kW) and 250Nm (184 lb-ft) on the front axle. The total output is 362HP (266 kW) and 570Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in less than 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
The i8 weighs just 1,490 kg (3,285 lbs). It is able to return 113 mpg UK – 2.5 liters / 100 km and a zero-emission range of 35 km (22 miles) with top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).