BMW i8 v Porsche 911 Carrera S – Drag Race

Videos | September 4th, 2014 by 1
bmw i8 porsche carrera s 750x500 BMW i8 v Porsche 911 Carrera S   Drag Race

The high-tech futuristic hybrid BMW i8 goes up against the more traditional Porsche 911 Carrera S. Which will win? The “base model,” known as the …

The high-tech futuristic hybrid BMW i8 goes up against the more traditional Porsche 911 Carrera S. Which will win?

The “base model,” known as the 911 Carrera, is fitted with a 3.8-liter flat-six that produces 400 hp @ 7,400 rpm and 325 lb-ft @ 5,600 rpm Output is sent to the rear wheels via either a seven-speed manual or the PDK seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

0 to 60 mph is rated at 4.2 seconds.

bmw i8 porsche carrera s 750x365 BMW i8 v Porsche 911 Carrera S   Drag Race

BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine 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 and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).

BMWBLOG

NEWSLETTER