The BMW i8 from an owner’s perspective – Video

BMW i | November 18th, 2014 by 3
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Scott Hughes is the first owner of the amazing BMW i8 in South Carolina. Scott shares his experience of owning the new i8 and how …

Scott Hughes is the first owner of the amazing BMW i8 in South Carolina. Scott shares his experience of owning the new i8 and how he got started in the BMW world. He also owns a beautiful 1980 BMW M1, among his impressive BMW car collection.

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).

he U.S. market received the i8 this summer with a base price of $135,700. Most of the U.S. dealers are either sold out of the i8 or selling the hybrid sports car with a significant premium.

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