BMW i8: Price, Specs, Release Date and Trailers from MI Ghost Protocol

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Check out the Price, Specs and Release Date of BMW i8 Spyder, the first hybrid sport BMW car used in Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol by Tom Cruise.

With BMW i3 and BMW i8, the German automobile manufacturer seem to consolidate its reputation as a motorist in the area of ​​electric propulsion. This strategy has taken shape with the birth of a new product badged 'i' and distinguished by their carbon fiber body. The first two models of this family are touring exhibitions last year.

The two models of new electric BMWi cars, should allow the company to break into the Electric Cars market. The group plans to market the BMW i3, its first production car to engine 100% power in 2013.

BMW i8: Price, Specs, Release Date and Trailers from MI Ghost Protocol

The BMW i8, a hybrid vehicle with futuristic curves supposed to meet the performance of a sports car and the emission level of a small model.
The company have high hopes for the model as said by the group boss Norbert Reithofer at the presentation:
As the first premium manufacturer worldwide, we offer our customers tailor-made automobiles with electric motor. The BMW i3, compact, is more designed for the city while the i8, combining electric and petrol engine, should make long trips.

BMW i8 Trailers from MI Ghost Protocol

Watch BMW i8 Concept Car in the Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol movie trailer featuring Tom Cruise:

BMW i8 vehicles will have an aluminum frame and an interior plastic-reinforced fiber carbon (CFRP), ultra-light materials to offset the weight of batteries.

BMW i8 Price

BMWi8 will be produced at the BMW plant in Leipzig (east), where the group plans to invest about 400 million euros and create some 800 jobs by 2013.
BMW i8 sales price and the number of cars produced have not been officially provided yet. The German press, however had mentioned the figure of 30,000 units produced per year, far from mass production.

Talking about the price of new hybrid series, AFP automotive expert, Stefan Bratzel said that if BMWi series will be too expensive, it will never be a success. A production model of the BMW i8 price is expected to go on sale with a price ticket of $300,000 USD.

BMW i8 Hybrid Release Date in 2014

Scheduled for late 2013, i3, an electric city car will be the first vehicle of this new range, followed by BMW i8 Hybrid to be available in 2014.

BMW i8: Price, Specs, Release Date and Trailers from MI Ghost Protocol

BMW i8 Specs and Features

BMW i8 Specifications features a small 3-cylinder 1.5-liter turbo gasoline placed in the back and the electric motor at the front produce a combined output of 354 hp. This machine is approved for 3 l/100 km in combined cycle through its ability to ride for several kilometers on the electric mode. This cut could well take a spyder declination. This is clearly the wish of BMW, which has at the Beijing Motor Show which takes place in a few weeks to open a version of this fascinating sport
  • High performance 3-cylinder petrol engine (164 kW) in rear
  • An i3 Electric motor (limited to 96 kW) in front
  • Total torque of 550 Nm (300Nm petrol engine + 250 Nm electric motor)
  • 3 driving modes - electric, petrol, or both engines at once
  • 1,630 kg weight
  • 0-100kph (62mph): 5.0 seconds
  • 80-120 km/h (50-75 mph): 4.0 seconds
  • Top speed: 250kph (155mph) (limited)
  • 3 L/100km / 94 mpg imp
  • 50:50 weight distribution
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