BMW i8 is revealed to public during the Frankfurt Motor Show. BMW i-Series is a new chapter for the BMW family. Instead of revising their existing vehicle range for electric drive, BMW took a more risky path and created a new range of vehicle from a blank sheet of paper. A big gamble for a company but resulted with very innovative products and a new approach to automotive industry.
BMW i8 is a 2+2-seater coupe. 2+2 means, two people at front and two people at the rear and there is no space for the third, unless willing to travel inside the boot. i8 is powered by a 1.5-lt TwinPower Turbo petrol engine with 231 HP for the rear-wheels and for the front, 131 HP electric motors are employed. Thus, BMW i8 is a four-wheel drive plug-in hybrid vehicle with an electric based range of 35 km and the top speed of 120 km/h.
Would I buy one? Definitely yes!