The new BMW i8 and a Nissan Navara collide in Thailand and leave the hybrid sports car with a dented door. The damage doesn’t seem to be substantial but most likely the passenger door on the Sophisto Grey i8 will have to be replaced. Luckily, it’s made of CFRP and BMW says repairs are easier than ever on their new BMW i cars. You can find out more about that here.
It’s also interesting to see that the BMW i8 made it all the way to Thailand already since production constraints have made the i8 a rare car to see.
No other details are available at this time.
BMW i8 went on sale this year and it is powered by 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).
In Germany, the BMW i8 starts at €126,000, while in the UK it costs £ 99,125. The U.S. market received the i8 this summer with a base price of $135,700.
[Source: Wrecked Exotics]