While some of you may have just watched the BMW i8 teaser video, a couple of images of the hybrid supercar have leaked on the internet. These are the first official production-spec images of the i8 and one of these images lifts the veil on the interior.
While the gearshifter, iDrive controller and the Start/Stop button may seem to have come from any other BMW in the range, the rest of the interior looks really sci-fi! Check out those door handles and aircon vents especially, which really look the part. The instrument console is an all-digital setup which bodes well given the i8′s audience is bound to like geeky.
Power for the i8 comes from a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter petrol engine which produces 231bhp and 320Nm of torque. An electric motor adds a further 131bhp and 250Nm of torque. And thanks to the combined power output of 362bhp and 570Nm, the i8 can do 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds while the top-speed is limited to 250km/h in hybrid mode and 120km/h in electric mode.
With the average fuel economy rated at 40km/l and the tailpipe emitting a mere 59g of CO2 per km, the i8 is sure to have Hollywood celebrities queuing up for it.
The i8 receives its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the press day exactly a week away.
[Images from - Autowp.ru]