BMW i8 vs. BMW M4 Track battle

BMW i, BMW M4, Videos | January 6th, 2015 by 2
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Can BMW’s new electric superstar keep pace with its performance thoroughbred sibling? Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar aims to find out. The BMW M4 is powered …

Can BMW’s new electric superstar keep pace with its performance thoroughbred sibling? Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar aims to find out.

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.

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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).

Curious how the two fare against each other on the race track?

Let’s find out.

2 responses to “BMW i8 vs. BMW M4 Track battle”

  1. weshowell says:

    looked like the M4 was having a lot more fun to me. Can’t even get the I8 sideways? This review is lousy, makes no sense. This guy just likes to bag on the M4.

  2. mdfsf says:

    he has no idea m4 is much better

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