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Videos: BMW i3 and BMW i8

BMW i | July 29th, 2011 by 7
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Here are the first videos of the all-new BMW i3 and BMW i8 unveiled earlier in Frankfurt, Germany. The new BMW i3 and BMW i8 …

Here are the first videos of the all-new BMW i3 and BMW i8 unveiled earlier in Frankfurt, Germany. The new BMW i3 and BMW i8 plan to disrupt the electric and hybrids segment delivering not only high-efficiency, but also performance.

The i3, previously known as Megacity Vehicle, is based around a light CFRP body structure and rides on a predominantly aluminum chassis. The i3 produces 168 horsepower and 184lb ft of torque, and it has a top speed of 93 mph (150 km/h). It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 s.

At 349 horsepower and nearly 80 mpg fuel consumption, the BMW i8 will set a benchmark in the performance segment. BMW says the i8 runs a 0-62mph in just 4.6 sec – 0.3 sec faster than the M3 Coupe.

Videos: BMW i3 and BMW i8

Stay tuned for more live impressions from Frankfurt where our own Hugo Becker gets some play time with these two new exciting vehicles.

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