2015 BMW i8: The Electric Hybrid of the Future
When you first see the 2015 BMW i8, your first thought may be something along the lines of, “What is it?” This vehicle has certainly gained some attention and raised some questions. Something so gorgeous cannot possibly be a hybrid? After close inspection, BMW fans realize this car offers more than just smooth lines and fast speeds.
Undoubtedly, the 2015 BMW i8 is a car designed for the future and has a design usually reserved for high-powered supercars. We here at Bill Jacobs BMW feel this hybrid vehicle is a trendsetter for future vehicles.
The 2015 BMW i8 is a gas-electric plug-in hybrid, which you wouldn’t have guessed from its sultry sensibilities. Power is produced by a turbocharged three-cylinder combination gasoline engine and 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery powered electric motor, providing a total output of 360 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.
Even while the powerplant rockets the sleek looking 2+2 sports car from 0 to 60 mph in a short 4.4 seconds, the i8 can achieve up to 112 mpg with a range of up to 372 miles—far from many of the electric plug-in hybrids on the market today.
In electric mode, top speed is governed to a modest 75 mph. Open it up and have the gasoline engine come to life while the top speed jumps to 155 mph.
If you have a cool $135,000 burning a hole in your pocket and you truly want a car that makes a statement unlike anything on the market today, come on down to Bill Jacobs BMW to learn more. However, you may need to be patient because the i8 is not in our showroom just yet. Talk to someone on our sales staff to reserve one of the first i8 vehicles that comes to our dealership.