The i8’s dynamic proportions, elegantly sporty lines and innovative design features and a sprint time of 4.4 seconds to 100 km/h (62 mph), indicates that BMW is pushing an all new generation of sports car.BMW-i8_03

Designed under the form follows function philosophy the BMW i8’s design has a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.26 , each curve and panel sculpted to channel the air extremely effectively as it hits the car.BMW-i8_02

The three-cylinder combustion engine in the BMW i8 develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric motor draws its energy from a lithium-ion battery, which can be charged from a conventional 110 volt power outlet as well as a 220 volt electric vehicle charger, and sends its power to the front axle. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 4.4 seconds.BMW-i8_04

The plug-in hybrid drive system of the BMW i8, which comprises a BMW TwinPower Turbo engine combined with BMW eDrive technology, offers the best of both worlds: excellent potential for improved efficiency and exciting, sporty driving characteristics.

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John Galvin (JSG)
It started at a young age with bedroom posters, the Countach of course. This slowly grew into a super car die-cast model collection, fifty five 1:18 models at the last count. At which point it had almost taken full control, the incurable Mad Car Disease ran deep though my veins all the way to the bone. And things for my loved ones just got worse as the cars where now being bought at 1:1 scale, after a BMW, HSV, and couple of Audi's, the disease reached my brain, pushing me over the edge and down the rabbits hole into the world of the bedroom poster.


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