Yesterday in New York City, BMW offered an exclusive preview of the upcoming BMW i3 and i8 vehicles.

The new BMW i3 and BMW i8 plan to disrupt the electric and hybrids segment delivering not only high-efficiency, but also performance.

The i3, previously known as Megacity Vehicle, is based around a light CFRP body structure and rides on a predominantly aluminum chassis. The i3 produces 168 horsepower and 184lb ft of torque, and it has a top speed of 93 mph (150 km/h). It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 s.

At 349 horsepower and nearly 80 mpg fuel consumption, the BMW i8 will set a benchmark in the performance segment. BMW says the i8 runs a 0-62mph in just 4.6 sec.

BMW i3 and i8 made their world debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

BMW will launch the i3 in 2013, followed by the i8 performance hybrid in 2014.

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