BMW i8 Concept at Frankfurt Motor Show

Saturday, June 14, 2014

bmw-i8-concept-front-sideBMW has launched BMW i8 Concept will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, a sporty plug-in hybrid electric motors and combustion engines after the Vision EfficientDynamics concept.

bmw-i8-concept-frontThe Concept i8, very close to the concept Vision EfficientDynamics is a 2 +2 coupe which receives the electric motor of the i3 concept on its front axle and 1.5 three-cylinder block internal combustion high performance of 164 kW – 223 hp or – a torque of 300 Nm on the rear axle.

bmw-i8-concept-back-sideBoth engines are connected by a “Keel energy” housing a battery high voltage but with fewer battery cells than the i3, which is all electric. Physically, the BMW i8 Concept features a low profile, large glazed areas and doors elytra. The cabin, which is heavily loaded with technology, is hosting a large information screen and a screen acting as the instrument cluster.

bmw-i8-conceptThis combination allows thermal-electric 2 +2 to cover the zero to 100 km / h in under 5 seconds to reach 250 km / h, and not to consume more than 3 in the European driving cycle. The sports coupe can, thanks to its lithium-ion battery into an electrical outlet in 2 hours, 35 km to go all electric, even if there are plans for a mixed operation.

bmw-i8-concept-sideScreens that allow the driver to enjoy this i8 concept of intelligent mobility services – parking assistant, assistant traffic congestion, intelligent navigation in large cities and share premium car “Drive Now” – that BMW has to offer. To develop these new services, make the propeller also invests in young start-ups through its structure i BMW Ventures.

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