BMW i8 Takes On The Ferrari 458 Speciale A and Nissan GT-R

BMW i, Models, Videos | September 18th, 2015 by 3
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Ever wondered how a BMW i8 would fair in a drag race against some well-known supercars? The video below will answer your question as this Crystal …

Ever wondered how a BMW i8 would fair in a drag race against some well-known supercars? The video below will answer your question as this Crystal White BMW i8 takes on the likes of a Ferrari 458 Speciale A, a Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, a Nissan GTR and other sportscars.

While lacking the acceleration and oomph as traditional supercars, the high-performance hybrid has previously had some success in drag race, thanks to its complex and highly-advanced powertrain.

The 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).

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The powertrain allows the BMW i8 to sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in in 4.8 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 260 km/h (160 mph).

To see how the i8 compares to some supercars and to some other BMW cars, press play right below!

3 responses to “BMW i8 Takes On The Ferrari 458 Speciale A and Nissan GT-R”

  1. CDspeed says:

    It did pretty good, and could have been a little better if the i8’s idiot driver and passenger would roll up the windows and keep their hands inside.

  2. Tony says:

    Douche bag owners. Waving to the comp as they are ahead? Very unsportsmanlike. So the i8 beat the rwd cars lol gets killed by the awd ones. Expected outcome on such a short track. Full 1/4 or even half and a majority of those cars would pass it. Apologies for being so hard, but I hate people that act like that.

  3. Hidefvi says:

    He started to drift over into the Porsche Turbo’s lane waving like an idiot. Where are the Tesla cars? Styling wise the i8 is just amazing. Glad to see it goes well too.

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