/2014 BMW i8 Test Drive by Evo

2014 BMW i8 Test Drive by Evo

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In another exclusive video, Harry Metcalfe of Evo Magazine brings us the very first review of one of the most exciting cars to be launched in 2014. It is the super high-tech BMW i8, and because the car is yet to be officially revealed, it is fully camo’d up. You do, however, get a good look at the car’s underpinnings.

The location for this test is BMW’s secret test facility in France:

The i8 has a similar powertrain to that of the million Euro Porsche 918 and McLaren P1, but it will cost one tenth of the big boys, even though it is six tenth as quick. The i8 is a more usable hybrid sports car; the kind that do not compromise on speed for the sake of economy and vice versa.

BMW i8 Specifications

  • Length: 4632 mm
  • Height: 1280 mm
  • Width: 1955 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2800 mm
  • No. of seats: 2 + (2)
  • Kerb weight: 1480 kg
  • Output
    • Combined: 260 kW (550 Nm)
    • Petrol engine: 164 kW (300 Nm)
    • Electric motor: 96 kW (250 Nm)
  • Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph) [limited]
  • Acceleration
    • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 4.6 s
    • 80-120 km/h (50-75 mph): 4.0 s
  • Fuel consumption (EU cycle): 2.7 l/100 km (104 mpg imp)
  • CO2: 66 g
  • Electric range: approx. 35 km (20 miles)
  • Battery charge time
  • Standard: 1:45 h for 100% charge
  • Luggage compartment: approx. 150 litres

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