2014 BMW i8 Price, Release Date, Interior, Spy Shots and Specifications- Considering the latest spy shots that we have for 2014 BMW i8, it appears the vehicle is nearly prepared to hit the streets on its sale date in 2014. Combined with the willingness the spy photos expose something else. Keep in mind the glass panel that extends down past the vehicles belt line, which BMW stated was the long term of urban cruising. Nicely one of the spy shots shows the 2014 i8 with open doors and the glass panel is nowhere to be seen and all of us hope it to be missing in i3 as well.
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The primary hybrid sportscar from BMW, the 2014 i8, is presently experiencing cold weather checking. A model was seen in Sweden and the pictures expose a fascinating rear-end with huge and deep air inlets. Clearly visible is additionally a huge diffuser not the same as any other one found on present BMW assembly automobiles.These design components are utilized to channel the air therefore enhancing the aerodynamics of the car.
The new BMW i8 keeps to sport the gullwing doors viewed on the bmw i8 concept shown in 2010. Based on BMW, the attractive glass seen on the doors of the 2014 i8 Concept will be changed by standard components, a demand that was mostly pushed by buyers who wanted more interior cabin privacy.
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The 2014 BMW i8 Concept mixes the benefits of 2 various drive systems – an electric motor and an internal combustion engine. The electric motor is not an extra source of energy, but rather an identical spouse of the internal combustion engine. The big improve is a brand new 1.5 liter petrol engine changing the original diesel unit of equal power. The engine is placed at the rear and pushes by using a dual-clutch gearbox.
The weight of 1480kg is the comparable to a power-to-weight ratio of 236 horsepower per 1000 kilograms. 2014 BMW i8 measures 4632mm in length, 1955mm in width and 1280mm in height, similar to the 3 Series coupe in measurements. A 0-100 km/h (62 mph) speed time shows up under 5 secs, which has a mixed fuel usage in the European test cycle of under 3 liters/100 km (78 MPG) and average real fuel usage of among 5 and 7 liters (33 – 47 MPG).
In case you view cautiously at the video, you’ll find out one BMW tester open the driver’s door, showing a rotating door that’s hinged at the A-pillar. Essentially the identical design presented on previous year’s 2013 BMW i8 concept car in addition to several earlier supercars, maybe the most popular being the McLaren F1. The i8′s doors will flip up and out, just like the 2011 Ferrari Enzo and past McLarens (equally the F1 and SLR).
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2014 BMW i8 Specifications
- Model : exotic car/premium sporty-performance car
- Dimensions (Vision EfficientDynamics concept)
- Wheelbase: 109.5 inches (CG estimate)
- Length: 4632mm
- Width: 1955mm
- Height: 1280mm
- Base curb weight: 3,100 pounds
- Drivetrain (CG estimates)
- Drive wheels: front/rear/all
- Torque: 600 pound-feet (total maximum available)
- Transmission: rear-mounted six-speed dual-clutch automated manual, front-mounted single-speed reduction gearbox
- Engine: 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder with two electric motors and plug-in lithium-polymer battery pack
- Horsepower: 360
2014 BMW i8 Release and Cost
Production of this wonderful sports car is planned to star in mid-2013 at BMW’s Leipzig plant. The 2014 BMW i8 is predicted to be released in early 2014 and the price rumors fall around the $160,000 mark.