Frankfurt 2013: BMW i8 hybrid and it’s a high-tech beauty
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Finally BMW has launched the production version of i8 hybrid sport car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It launched the i8 electric city car. It has carbon fiber-reinforced plastic Life Module containing the passenger compartment and also has aluminum Drive Module chassis for holding the running gear. It is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-three cylinder engine. The engine produces 231 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. It also drives the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.
BMW i8 has an electric motor with 131 hp and 184 lb-ft. The Power comes from a 5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Total output of the system is 362 hp and 236 lb-ft. Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose from five driving modes. It can also drive up to 22 miles on electricity, at speeds up to 75 mph. Doors of this car open upwards like wings. It has SPORT mode with ultra-intense boost function provided by the electric motor and ECO PRO mode can be used in both all-electric mode and hybrid mode. It also has navigation system Professional with proactive drive system for all-electric driving and fully-digital instrument display.
BMW i8 has facility of park Distance Control, cruise control system with braking function, rain sensor and Intelligent Emergency Call function, a rear view camera, Surround View, Speed Limit Info including no passing Info display, optional driver assistance package with High Beam Assistant, and Collision Warning with pedestrian recognition and braking function. The research and development activities for this car carried out by the BMW since 2007. Lastly BMW has launched this car in market. This is so beautiful car.
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