BMW i8 gets stuck in the snow, 2015 7-Series comes to the rescue

BMW i8 stuck in the snow
BMW i8 stuck in the snow / SB-Medien

Getting a little too close to nature

The BMW i8 is billed as an eco-friendly sports car but one prototype got a little too close to nature when it left the road and got stuck in the snow.

A driver in a 2015 7-Series came to his assistance but since the i8 doesn't have a rear tow lug there was little he could do. After a chilly wait, snow clearing vehicles were brought in to free the stranded test driver.

As we have previously reported, the i8 has plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a 5 kWh lithium-ion battery. This enables the car to produce a combined maximum output of 362 HP (266 kW) and 420 lb-ft (570 Nm) of torque. In terms of performance, the i8 can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, average 2.5 L/ 100 km (94 mpg US / 113 mpg UK) and travel up to 22 miles (35 km) on electricity alone.

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Comments (9)

tohui tohui
I Spy a VW touareg in the background...
Feb 9th, 2014 11:03pm
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GdeColigny GdeColigny
No rear tow/recovery hook ? Way to go droolies...
Feb 9th, 2014 3:41am
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andyjo3338 andyjo3338
Do they need an Audi to help pull them out, whahaha.
Feb 7th, 2014 9:19pm
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ElioBorrero ElioBorrero
You mean VW right?
Feb 11th, 2014 6:45am
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andyjo3338 andyjo3338
Anything from the VW stable will suffice, happy now Mr. AA child?
Feb 14th, 2014 12:05pm
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CanOzcivelek CanOzcivelek
Ahaha! "Getting a little too close to nature" They sometimes find interesting/humorous titles. Whoever writes these titles, I adore him/her. XD
Feb 7th, 2014 8:32pm
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michaelg michaelg
Glad to know someone appreciates my subtle and random humor :)
Feb 7th, 2014 10:45pm
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Journopol Journopol
What Does THIS have to do with spy-photography? With journalism? With news?
Feb 7th, 2014 8:30pm
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Aygo Aygo
Think of it as 'off-beat' news. I enjoy reading stories like these once in a while.
Feb 7th, 2014 8:33pm
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