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BMW i8

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BMW i8. 2014–20 (prod. n/a). 2-door coupé, 2-door roadster. F/F, 7·1, 11·6 kWh–R/R, 1499 cm³ electric–petrol hybrid (I3 DOHC). Second of BMW’s i cars, a dramatic, head-turning coupé. Desirable with strong performance and excellent fuel economy, unlike some of the earlier nods to hybrid technology by other manufacturers. Low Cd of 0,26. Twin-turbo three-cylinder unit at rear driving rear wheels, electric motor driving front ones, totalling 362 hp; lightness allowed i8 to hit 100 km/h in 4·4 s. Adjustable suspension limited body roll, but some understeer remained. Token rear seats: not really a 2+2.

Manufacturing location: Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany

Marque: BMW

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