If you are thinking of investing in a new car in the near future, then the BMW i8 Hybrid Sports Car would definitely be a good idea. Although it is yet to be released to the public, much has been said about this highly anticipated vehicle.
As far as the reviews go, this is very much a forward-looking car with great features any car owner or enthusiast would love. In fact, the manufacturers themselves have admitted to the fact that this is their most innovative and progressive creation. This statement has great weight considering the manufacturers of the BMW are among the best and leaders in the industry.
For you to have a better idea about the concept of the BMW i8 Hybrid Sports Car, here are some of the information I have uncovered during my research.
First up, what is new with this model from BMW?
For one, this model has an ultra light weight. In fact, it weighs a mere 1480 kilograms. That is significantly less compared to other vehicles. Given that, you can expect that this vehicle would be easy to handle and manoeuvre. More than that, it can go at fast speeds.
This vehicle also comes with a navigation system that is capable of calculating the best way through which to manage the energy consumption of the power units that are put in the vehicle. This happens while you are on your way towards your destination.
1. Power train / performance
This much anticipated vehicle from BMW will come with a three cylinder engine that has a capacity to hold as much as 1.5 liters of gasoline. It boasts of 220 horsepower coupled with 221 lb-feet of torque to the back wheels. On the other hand, the front wheels will have 184 lb-feet or torque with 129 horsepower. So all in all, you will be enjoying a whooping 349 horsepower and 405 lb-feet of torque. Talking about a powerful engine!
The energy consumption of this vehicle is also so efficient that even I was amazed. The i8 can consume less than 3 liters of gasoline for every 100 kilometers that you covered. When I compared this to other vehicles, I found out that this is way beyond the capacity of any other vehicle which is also powered through a combustion engine that has the same or even comparable performance. In fact, it has been dubbed as one of the most fuel-efficient sports cars.
2. Interior and exterior
The light weight of the BMW i8 Hybrid Sports Car can be attributable to the fact that its chassis was manufactured using light weight aluminum ultra-low aerodynamic and mechanical drag. Then the exterior part, specifically the top of the body of the vehicle is made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic. If you are able to see photos of the vehicle, you will be amazed with the innovative and stylish design. It is definitely an eye candy which will make heads turn.
As for the interior, the BMW i8 Hybrid Sports Car has a capacity to seat as much as four people. The interior elements are also made from leather with a mix of Mocha Brown as well as Porcelain White color. This speaks much of useful sophistication.
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