The intelligent plug-in hybrid system in the BMW i8 combines the benefits of an electric motor and a petrol engine into an extraordinary driving experience, where the highest efficiency and maximum dynamics are simultaneously possible. The electric drive, a powerful 131hp (96 kW), is located on the front axle. The rear axle is driven by an authoritative BMW TwinPower Turbo 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with 231hp (170 kW) of peak performance and up to 320Nm of torque. Combined with the electrical boost of the hybrid system, it guarantees typical BMW driving pleasure.
Together, these power sources accelerate the BMW i8 from 0 to 62mph in under 4.4 seconds*. This is achieved with a significant saving in fuel and CO2 emissions, as it attains 134.5 mpg and emits 49 g/km*.
* To be confirmed. Figures may vary depending on different factors, including but not limited to individual driving style, climatic conditions, route characteristics and preconditioning. The battery’s charge derives from mains electricity.