Just like any regular BMW, the 2014 BMW i8 goes for a testing session, or more, at the famous Nurburgring race track.
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BMW i8 goes on sale in 2014 and had its world debut in Frankfurt. The primarily market for the hybrid sportscar will be the U.S. customer and pricing will be determined by the market.
The BMW i8’s plug-in hybrid system is specific to this model. A 1.5 liter three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology is combined with an electric drive system and a lithium-ion battery which can be recharged at a standard household power socket. The 231 hp (170 kW) gasoline engine sends its power to the rear wheels, while the 131 hp (96 kW) electric motor powers the front wheels.
This configuration offers all-electric driving capability with a range of up to approx. 22 miles (35 kilometers) and a top speed of approximately 75 mph (120 km/h).
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