New plug in hybrid EV I was actually able to touch with BMW staff approval.

New plug in hybrid EV I was actually able to touch with BMW staff approval.

So during the World premiere for the BMW i8 which is the second model from new brand BMW i. It’s the first plug-in hybrid vehicle from the BMW Group and world’s most forward-looking sports car. It’s considered a revolutionary interpretation of BMW’s hallmark driving pleasure. All with groundbreaking premium character clearly defined in terms of sustainability.

So this plug-in hybrid system developed and produced by the BMW Group represents the latest development stage of Efficient Dynamics. It’s the debut for three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. So here’s the rest.

Displacement: 1.5 litres

output: 170 kW/231 hp

maximum torque: 320 Nm (236 lb-ft); power sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox

model-specific hybrid synchronous electric motor, output: 96 kW/131 hp

maximum torque: 250 Nm (184 lb-ft); power channelled through the front wheels via a two-stage automatic transmission; lithium-ion high-voltage battery with liquid cooling and usable capacity of 5 kWh.

Combination of BMW TwinPower Turbo and BMW eDrive technology plus intelligent energy management produce system output of 266 kW/362 hp (max. torque: 570 Nm / 420 lb-ft)

In addition they the BMW i8 the performance characteristics of a pure-bred sports car (0 – 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.4 seconds). Also a combined with fuel economy and emissions figures more familiar from a small car (EU fuel consumption: 2.5 litres per 100 km / 113 mpg imp).

I mean it’s  “glued-to-the-road” AWD driving experience with torque distribution geared towards optimised dynamics.

Source: BMW.

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