Drag Race: BMW i8 vs. BMW M4

Videos | December 30th, 2014 by 5
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BMW i8 vs. BMW M4 on a straight line? The folks over at Autobild TV take the two most unlikely competitors and put them in …

BMW i8 vs. BMW M4 on a straight line? The folks over at Autobild TV take the two most unlikely competitors and put them in a drag race to find out which one is faster.

The BMW M4 is powered by a 3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo engine developing 425 horsepower and  550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. This engine combines two mono-scroll turbochargers with variable valve control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic) and high-precision direct injection for a smooth and efficient power delivery, coupled in this case with the standard 7-speed DCT. It’s a performance car, specially with the intelligent lightweight construction with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic makes the M3 light, fast, and agile.

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On the other hand, BMW i8 is the future of hybrid sportscars.

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).

Let’s have a look.

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