BMW i8 production version spied once again

BMW i8 spy photo 11.02.2013 / Automedia
BMW i8 spy photo 11.02.2013 / Automedia

To be unveiled this year

Our spies have taken several photos with the production version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar.

BMW will reveal the i8 in production guise sometime this year, along with the smaller and more affordable i3 model. The i8 is set to receive a 2+2 seating layout and will need about 4.8 seconds to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run.

While the concept featured a diesel engine, the production variant is set to receive a three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine which will work together with the hybrid setup. As a reminder, the electric motor of the concept generated 170 hp (125 kW).

The BMW i8 is expected to cost somewhere around 150,000 EUR (about 200,775 USD or 127,833 GBP).

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Pepito060666 Pepito060666
This is very sad about the Ads in this web pages I can't enjoy the photos as always , please do something. This is sad.
Feb 20th, 2013 10:52pm
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AlikMalix AlikMalix
Yeh, the ads go right into the photo, and if next photo is a different size it ends up right in the middle of it -- on mobile and tablet devices it doesn't even load right and because of ads the whole page jumps up and down as it loads and reloads ads. Begining to look for another source for car news. This is getting frustrating... But nevertheless, thank you WCF - I know you gotta fund this somehow, but there gotta be another way.
Mar 20th, 2013 9:15am
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But will it blend?????
Feb 12th, 2013 2:39pm
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eddie eddie
It will lot awesome and very exclusive. BMW is leading the way in what a performance hybrid can do and look like. New technology is alway expensive, so the wealthy consumers will make it available to the masses later on. Once the Fuel Cell arrives then we will see even better technology. With the Fuel cell you essentially have a forever battery as long as you keep pumping in oxygen and hydrogen, that couples with the electric motor will be the ultimate EV of the future. MB and Toyota are rolling out Fuel cells in the near future. Until the infrastructure becomes more readily available, you may have a solar powered hydrogen converter at your home or you can covert natural gas at your home into hydrogen.
Feb 11th, 2013 11:26pm
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ertahaz_hossain ertahaz_hossain
A bit too expensive for that sort of performance, don't you think?
Feb 11th, 2013 10:14pm
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wbizarre wbizarre
looks like they pussied out on the awesome all-glass doors, but it still looks great.
Feb 11th, 2013 10:13pm
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DBaskov DBaskov
Lol, you make it sound like there was any chance of that happening. Concepts rarely turn out to look like production cars, and I'm not too sure about the durability and safety of those glass doors either. Also this prototype has been without those glass doors for quite some time now.
Feb 12th, 2013 1:13am
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wbizarre wbizarre
I know... but they're keeping the crazy wings in the back. Plus, for all the concepts over the past 60 years years that had glass doors, the day has to come when an automaker figures out how to put them in production. I thought the i8 was going to be it.
Feb 12th, 2013 2:00am
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AlikMalix AlikMalix
I think safety regulations keep manufacturers from building true concept like cars.
Feb 12th, 2013 1:02pm
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Giom Giom
Even with the camo, it looks fantastic!
Feb 11th, 2013 8:43pm
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