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BMW i8 production version rendered

 BMW i8 production version rendered
BMW i8 production version artist rendering

While we eagerly await the first official pictures of the production ready BMW i8, we can show a few nicely completely renderings that speculate the design. There is no denying the appeal of the images, however, the official design will likely be toned down by the manufacturer.

According to our previous reports, the BMW i8 will make use of a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine unit and an electric motor. The combined maximum power output will be 393 hp ( 293 kW / 399 PS ) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque which will be passed to the wheels via a specially designed four-speed transmission system.

European customers should expect to part with at least €100,000 to purchase the plug-in hybrid sports car with BMW planning to shift 10,000 units per year.

 

Source: behance.net via bmwblog

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Comments (11)

 AlikMalix AlikMalix
Just wait until everyone one copies this trend so they too can have that special "Tumbler Batmobile" in their lineup, with all the deep creases and tron like lights. This car belongs in futuristic movies not on our roads -- AWESOME. Many kudos to BMW for having the balls.
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April 16, 2012 11:50 pm
 pb12345 pb12345
not the best car, design, performance. but will definitely get everyone's attention. awesome
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April 16, 2012 10:28 pm
 tazcubed tazcubed
Too bad they didn't take this design to the rest of the line up. God knows looking at the bland 5/6 series, the downright ugly 1 and X1, 5GT, and X6 something has to change.
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April 16, 2012 6:15 pm
 eddie eddie
The car is going to be really light vs other cars for the size, so 400 horsepower should be amazing.
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April 16, 2012 1:32 pm
 eddie eddie
Great job BMW. Class leading new tech both with batteries and carbon fiber. Of course it will handle like only a BMW can do it.
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April 16, 2012 1:30 pm
 Ratt Ratt
I still don't like the whole idea about this car, but production version might be good.
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April 16, 2012 11:55 am
 moodyaaa moodyaaa
Still Very nice
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April 16, 2012 11:40 am
 dmanero dmanero
We wish the production version will look like that, but I doubt it.
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April 16, 2012 11:29 am
 bmwfordrivetrain_porscheforchassis_rangeroverforinteriors bmwfordrivetrain_porscheforchassis_rangeroverforinteriors
Way to go bmw. This fits in a niche that hasnt yet been explored, and i think it has great potential. Even though it will be slower than its rivals, it is still a ok amount of fast, as fast as a bentley probably, amd it looks great. Still think they should also make an m1 based on this
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April 16, 2012 11:06 am