As the BMW i8 inches closer to production, Taylor BMW has been gathering up any crumbs of information that the automaker carefully drops for us. Most recently, we were pleased to come upon a generous helping of production spec pieces.
Set to shock and awe enthusiasts with its dual plug-in hybrid and sports car personas, the BMW i8 will offer up the following vehicle features:- 2 + 2 seating configuration
- Pop-up door design
- Weight: 3,197 pounds
- 170-hp electric motor
- 223-hp, 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine
- Four-speed transmission
- Front-, rear-, or all-wheel drive options
- Sprint time: 0-to-62 mph in 4.9 seconds
- Standard charge time of six hours
- High voltage charge time of one hour
Now, Taylor BMW knows some hard-core sports car enthusiasts might be a bit skeptical of the BMW i8 model's plug-in hybrid underpinnings. But the German automaker has already projected to achieve around 10,000 units in sales for the first year. And trust us when we say, that is not a number to take lightly. When will that year be? you ask. BMW says the i8 plug-in sports car will official make its debut in 2014.
While you're waiting for the BMW i8 to arrive at Taylor BMW, 4180 Washington Rd. Evans, GA 30809-3086 we invite you to check out our current new BMW and certified pre-owned inventory. Also, don't forget to contact us online if you come up with any brand-related questions along the way.