BMW has taken a version of its EfficientDynamics Sports Hybrid Concept, allegedly called BMW i8, to the Middle East for some testing, motorshows and photoshoots. This is the first time we get to see this car in real colors, but it is not likely to be the final shape of the production car which is due in 2013.
When it comes it’ll be powered by a 3-cylinder turbo diesel with a hybrid synchronous motor at the front axle and a full-hybrid engine at the rear axle enables an overall system output of 241 kW/328 bhp.
The car has apparently been present at the Kuwait Motor Show, now it’s in Abu Dhabi and almost certainly it’ll be featured at the upcoming Qatar Motor Show as well. So if you want to see it up close, there’s your chance.
Here’s a few shots of the car on the Abu Dhabi F1 race track, scooped by a member of Teamspeed Forums.