Here is the BMW i8. The future of BMW cars, i8 is a plug-in hybrid car. i8 has two engines onboard, one eletric (131 PS) and one petrol (3-cylinder 223 PS); this power combination creates a total of 354 PS power and 550 nm of torque. And all the power from the two different engines are transferred to rear wheel or all-wheel depending on the situation! As you would expect, the top speed is limited to 250 kph (155 mph) and accelerates to 100 kph (62 mph) in under five seconds. The electric engine can travel up to 30 km (19 miles) on electric power alone and making no noise at all! If power is required, the petrol engine will be charging the batteries.
Despite being a hybrid, BMW managed to equalise the front and rear weights of the car and created 50:50 hybrid car. Moreover, the i8 is manufactured by lightweight materials to reduce the weight and increase acceleration (carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic).
I totally forgot to mention, it is a plug-in car. You can charge with a plug like you charge your mobile phone. In some cities, there are free chargers available but don’t try to charge it in your university or at work. You might need to explain your cleaver way of reducing CO2 to other people!
The rest of the car is similar to BMW, you have the drive switches from ECO PRO to SPORT. It is a two-seater, does not offer a dull hybrid design. Actually, i8 is one of the best-looking hybrid cars on market. I mean in future! Most of the hybrid cars do not have a very appealing looking! And I can assume that, BMW does not wish to offer a dull looking hybrid and destroy its image.
Toyota, i models will be the most solid competitors in future keep in mind!
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