The U.S. EPA has released the official figures for the new BMW i8: electric range – 15 Miles, MPGe – 76 miles and MPG combined (gasoline only) – 28.
BMW originally had long claimed an MPGe rating of 94 and 22 miles of electric-only range. Most likely BMW has used the Euro-NEDC rules for these figures.
BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engineBMW i8 Sold Out In The UK, 10 months waiting list and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels.
In celebration of the US arrival of the BMW i8, the world’s most innovative , a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition will be auctioned during the weekend of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, ahead of the official fall sale date.
In Germany, the BMW i8 starts at €126,000, while in the UK it will cost £ 99,125. The U.S. market will also get the BMW i8 in 2014 at a base price of $135,700.[Source: InsideEVs]