2014 BMW i8 teased [video]

Debuts September 10 at IAA

BMW has released a teaser clip for its highly anticipated production version of the i8 supercar.

On September 10 we'll get to see BMW's new hybrid supercar and through this teaser video we catch a glimpse at the second "i" member, following the reveal of the i3 in late July. While the latter is being described as a "revolutionary step towards sustainable mobility", the i8 will be a fully-fledged supercar which will achieve the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in less than 4.5 seconds before topping out at an electronically-limited 155 mph (250 km/h).

This will be possible thanks to a 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine outputting 231 HP (170 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) sent to the rear wheels. The front axle will be driven by an electric motor generating 131 HP (96 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft), resulting in a combined output of 362 HP (266 kW) and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque.

The 2014 BMW i8 will weigh less than 3,285 lbs (1,490 kg) and is expected to do 94 mpg US (113 mpg UK or 2.5 liters / 100 km) with 59 g/km of CO2 emissions. BMW mentions it will have an electric range of 22 miles (35 km) and will hit a zero-emission top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h). 

Source: BMW

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hata0101 hata0101
it will be a overpriced coupe (not super car, not even close) with yesterday technology... it took bmw that many years to "develop" a hybrid car, while Toyota move on to next level...lol, no wonder bmw joint venture with Toyota!
Sep 3rd, 2013 3:30am
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AlanXu AlanXu
A supercar? I don't think so. More of an GT cruiser to me...
Sep 2nd, 2013 6:23pm
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tomi.ro tomi.ro
The hypocrisy on BMW knows no limits. Born electric?! It's not by far. It's just a simple hybrid car, that puts the electric motor's output on the front wheels instead of the same as the petrol engine. Does it have KERS? If it were to be launched 3 years ago maybe it would be something, but now, bleah.
Sep 2nd, 2013 6:09pm
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odysseus odysseus
It's just the slogan of the BMW i-brand!
Sep 2nd, 2013 6:52pm
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DBaskov DBaskov
Tomi raises a good point. For years BMW been boasting that they have "Ultimate Driving Machine"s. From a neutral point of view, if BMW wants to legitimately market their brands with such claim; they can't risk discrediting their well known slogans with less legitimate slogans such as "Born Electric". It stirs too many questions within potential customers.
Sep 2nd, 2013 8:03pm
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Giom Giom
Wow, this looks awesome! Can't wait!
Sep 2nd, 2013 5:27pm
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CDspeed CDspeed
I really like this car, I'm interested to hear the price the i3's price came in a bit lower then most people were guessing so maybe the same will happen with the i8. Although because it is an 8 I suspect it will cost more then a 6-series, but then where would it fit in, if BMW brings back the 8-series?
Sep 2nd, 2013 4:59pm
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DBaskov DBaskov
Same place where i3 fits in I guess.
Sep 2nd, 2013 5:44pm
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automobile007 automobile007
I'm bored of this car and it isn't even out yet!
Sep 2nd, 2013 3:24pm
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CDspeed CDspeed
A lot of cars are talked about long before they hit the market these days. It should still be an amazing car.
Sep 2nd, 2013 4:50pm
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