BMW Reveals All New i3 And i8 Concept Vehicles - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 01:34 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 305
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
AutoGuide.com has a little shameless behaviour in the past
(Thread Starter)
BMW Reveals All New i3 And i8 Concept Vehicles

BMW has developed two new hybrid vehicles that the German automaker says have redefined the understanding of personal mobility with a focus on sustainability.

The i3 concept, previously know as the Megacity, is an all-electric car that focuses squarely on the mobility challenges in urban areas. The i8 hybrid concept is a "forward-looking, intelligent, and innovative" sports car with both an electric drive system and a fuel efficient combustion engine. The i3 is built for four passengers, and BMW's LifeDrive architecture conjures up a feeling of space inside the car more generous then even the latest conversion vehicles can offer. The i3 features wide-opening opposing "coach" doors, and trunk capacity of around 200 liters. The electric motor is over the rear axle and can produce 170-hp with 184 lb-ft of torque. The i3 can achieve a 0-62 mph time of just under eight seconds. The i3 can achieve what BMW calls an "everday" driving range of between 130 and 160km on a single charge, with a standard charge taking six hours, although with the right equipment, an 80 percent charge can be done in one hour.

The four seater i8 concept "embodies the vision of a sustainable contemporary sports car brought to life" according to BMW. The plug-in hybrid system combines the modified electric drive system from the i3 fitted over the front axle and a high performance three cylinder engine at the rear. The engine can produce 220-hp and 221 lb-ft of torque delivering a 0-62 mph time of just under five seconds. The i8 delivers 94 mpg or three liters per 100 kilometers. The i8 can also run purely on electric power, with a driving range of 35 kilometers (20 miles) and the battery can be fully recharged in two hours at a standard power socket.

More: BMW Reveals All New i3 And i8 Concept Vehicles on AutoGuide.com
AutoGuide.com is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 09:47 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Boynton Beach, FL.
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
micpla1 is on a distinguished road
I believe these bring BMW to a whole other level of intelligence.
micpla1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BimmerWerkz > BMW News


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BMW 1 Series M Coupe Reveals a Little More in Paris AutoGuide.com BMW News 0 10-07-2010 10:14 AM
AC Schnitzer reveals aero package for BMW X6 carry X Series 4 08-25-2008 12:49 AM
AC Schnitzer reveals aero package for BMW X6 carry X Series 3 08-21-2008 09:24 PM
2004 Changes for BMW vehicles AZ325Ci Bimmer Talk/Motorsports Talk 0 08-09-2003 04:40 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome