Saturday, August 3, 2013

Production version BMW i8 Going to Frankfurt Motor Show

The long-wait for the BMW i8 is going to over, as the company announced to unveil the production version of i8 at the upcoming 2013 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. Besides BMW i8, the company will showcase the newly-unveiled i3 all-electric car, the 4-Series Coupe, the 2014 X5 SAV and the Concept Active Tourer Outdoor. BMW i8 is a contemporary plug-in-hybrid sports car, which offers the best-in-class fuel economy and impressive performance.
The company hasn't revealed any specifications of the car. The i8 is expected to feature a 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor that churns out 170bhp and 250Nm of top torque. The engine is expected to accelerate the vehicle to 100kmph from stand still in less than five seconds. It will deliver an excellent fuel economy of 33.3kmpl (78.4 mpg US / 94.1 mpg UK) and can travel up to 35km on electricity alone.
Steven Althaus, head of Brand Management BMW and Marketing Services BMW Group, on this year’s IAA presence: “The IAA is one of the most important motor shows worldwide, where we present our latest products on an emotional level. The dynamic presentation of our vehicles on the track is unique and clearly underlines BMW´s brand promise “Sheer driving pleasure”. At this year’s IAA there will be a focus on the topic of electric mobility and the pure electric BMW i3 experience of our visitors. We are looking forward to creating enthusiasm for the BMW i3 and other BMW Group products.”