Developed by BMW Group engineers, the 2014 BMW i8's hybrid system includes an all new rear-mounted 1.5-liter 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine that hurls its 228 horsepower and 236 pounds per foot of torque to its rear wheels via its six-speed automatic transmission. That transmission also works with a compact, lightweight, forward-positioned electric motor that provides its own 129 horsepower and 184 pounds per foot of torque to the 2014 BMW i8's front wheels. That electric motor gets its power from a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack positioned down the 2014 BMW i8's central tunnel. All of that together delivers zero to 60 in 4.5 seconds.
When it comes to the 2014 BMW i8's exterior, you have to start with those scissors or butterfly doors that hing skyward from the front. Just cross the large sill, drop into the seat and bring those doors back down. Those doors are the genuine optical highlight of the 2014 BMW i8 and, when they're closed, they blend perfectly into the smooth lines of the vehicles eye pleasing and functional aerodynamic bodyshell. The 2014 BMW i8's low and wide front, long wheelbase and short overhangs give the vehicle the appearance of crouching before it pounces onto the highway as befits a full-blooded sports car. All surfaces join harmoniously, giving the 2014 BMW i8 it's extraordinarily amazing stature.
The 2014 BMW i8's interior is a BMW engineering masterpiece of convenient functional and appealing form. Inside a swathes of new names not seen before in any series-production vehicles, "Carpo". "Neso" and "Spheric". The latter is an especially light leather that blends in very well with the doors' carbon elements where lightweight materials feed into the vehicle's overall design. The 2014 BMW I8's center console is aligned more towards the driver so that the two large displays and the onboard instruments and within reach and of driver-friendly use. The 2014 BMW i8 puts the driver in control of much of the ride's comfort with three driving modes: comfort, sport and eco-pro.
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