The new BMW i8 goes around the Goodwood circuit during the 2014 Festival of Speed. The hybrid sportscar goes on sale in the U.S. this summer and rumors are that the first production units are sold out through 2015.
BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).
First deliveries of the i8 took place last week in Munich where European customers picked up their progressive sportscars at the BMW Welt.
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