BMW i8 spied during winter testing

 BMW i8 spied during winter testing
BMW i8 spy photo 17.12.2012 / Automedia

Arriving next year

The production version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar has been spied by our photographers during some cold weather testing.

BMW's upcoming plug-in hybrid lineup is said to debut sometime next year and will also include the i3 model. The flagship model will probably get a 2+2 seating arrangement and will reportedly perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in approximately 4.8 seconds.

As a reminder, BMW has already confirmed the concept's diesel engine will be replaced by a 3-cylinder turbo gasoline engine which will work in tandem with a hybrid system. This means it will probably be more powerful than originally planned, while at the same time remaining a fuel-efficient vehicle.

The bad news is that it will have the price tag of a supercar, with various sources indicating a hefty 150,000 EUR sticker.

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BMWs are great cars but why can't they understand supercars & sportcars should look sexy. Regardless of the advanced tech this looks dishwater dull.
Dec 18, 2012 9:43 am
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I've lost interest all of a sudden simply because it's loosing the appeal of the concept. Now the front grill looks like a 3series.
Dec 18, 2012 3:21 am
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Indeed. I am looking at the previous winter testing pics and it did look a lot like a concept, but now it starts to look like a Toyota GT86. Lame.
Dec 18, 2012 6:28 am
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Sweet supercar but out of my budget. If I decide to go hybrid I'd give my vote to the Cadillac ELR.
Dec 18, 2012 2:06 am
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Joao Oliveira
Electric + 3 cylinder diesel... I don't want one... Porsche Cayman S please
Dec 17, 2012 9:06 pm
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It's a 3 cylinder gasoline engine, they dumped the diesel.
Dec 17, 2012 9:23 pm
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Han Solo
Wow...this car is actually becoming a reality...Is it a Serial Hybrid? I wonder what's the layout of the 3 Cylinder Engine. I hope the Range Extender is placed in a Front Longitudinal Layout...
Dec 17, 2012 7:34 pm
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Dec 17, 2012 9:26 pm
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I love to see this in action.
Dec 17, 2012 5:16 pm
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Dec 17, 2012 5:37 pm
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