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

 BMW i8 gets stuck in the snow, 2015 7-Series comes to the rescue
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...
February 9, 2014 4:03 pm
 GdeColigny GdeColigny
No rear tow/recovery hook ? Way to go droolies...
February 8, 2014 8:41 pm
 andyjo3338 andyjo3338
Do they need an Audi to help pull them out, whahaha.
February 7, 2014 2:19 pm
 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
February 7, 2014 1:32 pm
 Journopol Journopol
What Does THIS have to do with spy-photography? With journalism? With news?
February 7, 2014 1:30 pm