Monday, October 29, 2012

The BMW i8

This is the famous BMW concept car seen in the Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Awesome concept with sexy lines which was showcased at the Pavilion Shopping Center, Kuala Lumpur from 20-28 October 2012.

It was first introduced as the BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics (a mouthful)! Good thing they cut it down to just i8 for the production version. It's a plug-in hybrid car with a three cylinder turbor-diesel engine and a 7.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It also has another 2 electric motor with 139bhp which allows an acceleration from 0-100km/h in 4.8seconds!

Fuel consumption is 3.76liters/100km and the CO2 emission rating is at 99g per kilometer. The estimated all-electric range is 50km and the 24-litre diesel tank gives a total range up to 700km. The chassis is made of aluminium while the windshield,doors and fenders are made from polycarbonate glass. I wonder what would be the damage if it gets into an accident!

In 2010, BMW announced the mass production will begin in 2013 as i8. I guess the pictures below would be the production model.

*Pictures below are taken with Samsung Galaxy S3.

 The iconic kidney grill

 Excellent brake lights

 Side Profile

The Big Wheels

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