After recently releasing videos highlighting both the technical specifications and revolutionary laser lights of the new i8, BMW has now released a clip showcasing the design of its new hybrid sports car. As you would imagine, BMW is extremely proud of the new i8s design.
One of the key features of the BMW i8 are the beautiful butterfly doors. They feature hidden door handles and open up to just 1.93 meaning you’ll be able to easily park in low parking garages. While one could argue the design of the BMW i8 isn’t as outlandish as the concept car, it still looks extremely futuristic and unlike any other car on the road.
Moving away from the design of the BMW i8, it is a truly potent performance car. First and foremost, the BMW i8 features an aluminium Drive module incorporating a traditional internal combustion engine, two electric motors, a battery as well as all the electronics. That traditional engine is a mid-mounted 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder powertrain pumping out an impressive 231 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels.
However, BMW wasn’t entirely satisfied with those figures and also fitted an electric motor up front which on its own produces 131 hp and 184 lb-ft of instantly available torque. As a result, the BMW i8 produces a total of 362 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque and is good for a sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.