BMWs are high performance vehicles. BMWs are widely regarded as some of the finest-handling cars in the world. Yeah, yeah, yeah, tell me something I didn’t already know.
Let’s cut to the chase:
To answer your question: 2014 is the scheduled release year for the i8 and the estimated price is $350,000 to $400,000 USD.
BMW i8 is the sportiest member among the i series family. The “sportiest one” AKA “i8″ uses the combination of the modified electric drive system (from the i3 Concept) fitted over its front axle instead of the rear. BMW i8 concept will be powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder Plug-in Hybrid Electric engine, the two electric motors that produced 262 kW and 800 Nm of torque. So the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, and the top speed hits 250 km/h (155 mph), and average 3.76 L/100 km (63 mpg US).
BMW i8 is a concept sports car for a new generation – a pure, emotional, and sustainable ride. BMW i8 operates on the eDrive technology, which uses lithium-ion battery charge for driving up to 35 km on electric power alone. However, its most striking feature is its fuel efficiency, which, at 33.27 kmpl (87 MPG), cannot be matched by any car in the market. BMW i8 provides unparalleled performance and excellent driving dynamics.
Inside the vehicle – you will find driver-relevant functions such as the gearshift lever, start-stop button and parking brake are arranged around the driver on the center console and are graphically strongly geared towards the driving seat as well. The three-dimensional displays are extremely clear and flash up the relevant information for the driving situation at hand.
Combined with the electric motors. It is good for sprints to 62 mph from a standstill in 4.6 seconds, a 50-mph time of 4.0 seconds, and a top speed (automatically) limited to 155 mph. Combined fuel economy is said to be as high as 87 mpg — not bad for a slinky, low-slung supercar.
BMWs are truly the ultimate riding and driving machines.