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).