• The sporty side of BMW 'i' - i8 pictures and specifications - All wheel drive and targets of 350 horsepower

      The i3 does not exactly get us excited as enthusiasts. The i8 on the other hand is supposed to be the exciting and fun to drive BMW 'i' car. Power to the front wheels will be from a modified i3 electric motor. The rear wheels will get power from a direct injected 1.5 liter likely turbocharged motor. The electric and internal combustion motors combined should be good for 350 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque in AWD mode which should provide sub 5 second 0-60 times.

      The car can be used in full electric mode in FWD for about 20 miles. The car will likely also be able to just use rear wheel drive as well with just the 1.5 liter motor. It should be fairly quick with a curb weight under 3300 pounds.

      So this is the new green, sporty side of BMW. This car has potential and to be honest we look forward to seeing these cars tuned. The 1.5 liter turbo motor combined with some tweaks to the electric motor as well should make for a very interesting yet eco-friendly platform. Unlike the i3, this may be something for performance enthusiasts to get excited about. Just don't expect to see this thing putting out huge horsepower numbers.

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