It feels like we have been seeing the BMW i8 for years already but in truth we have never, until now, seen it out of camouflage. The finished car makes up the second model in BMW’s new i range that promoted future technologies and ecology. The i8 concepts have always looked like something from the future but the real question is just how much of that has been lost in the production model?
The answer is absolutely none. Still looking like Batman’s hire car, the i8 has been revealed in full at the Frankfurt motor show. Sporting a unique carbon fibre-reinforced plastic body, the sports car seats four and is powered by a combination of a 1.5 litre three cylinder engine as well as two electric motors. 113MPG is claimed with a combined range of 310 miles. That is pretty good considering that it will do 0-62MPH in 4.4 seconds and go onto a top speed of 155MPH. Total power output is 356BHP accompanied by 420lb ft of torque.