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BMW i3 & BMW i8 revealed
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Not only published detailed photos, BMW is “generous” to disclose specific information about the two rookies BMW i3 & i8. These are the first members of the brand “i” that the new BMW formed not long. If BMW i3 is an electric car brings style hatchback, then BMW i8 released form hybrid car.
Similarities of two rookies BMW is effective LifeDrive structure divided into separate part vehicles. First is cavity Drive aluminum used to store pin assemblies, suspension systems and structural safety. Next is the cabin Life is made of carbon CFRP fiber reinforced plastic capital strength as steel but lighter than 50%. Thanks to the structure LifeDrive, BMW has solved the problem of cluster pin weight that car must carry.
Surrounding the familiar logo of BMW is now a cool blue eye ring. Itself kidney grille also comes the blue border. Meanwhile, two types of headlights of the BMW circle has been replaced by a U-shaped LED. And yet, the i3 and i8 are carrying on their curves are smoother than the product equipped with conventional internal combustion engine of the BMW.
BMW i3 
“Heart” of the hatchback model car BMW i3 is an electric motor with a capacity of 168 bhp, energy transfer to the bridge after. Thus, BMW i3 takes 7.9 seconds to accelerate from 0-100 km/h before reaching a top speed electronically limited 150 km/h. Power for the electric motor derived from the lithium-ion clusters beneath the floor. Responsibilities of the battery cooling system cluster cooling liquid comes . In winter, the battery system is also warmed by the same method similar. BMW i3 cluster fully charged battery on a period of 6 hours. However, if you use a fast charger, users only need to wait an hour to load 80% battery power clusters. Maximum Operating Range of BMW i3 is 225 km. According to BMW, i3 can meet the travel needs of users in about 130-160 km per day. If you want to increase the scope of BMW i3, customers have the option Rex engine with electric motors located on the rear.

The basic parameters of BMW i3:

Length: 3845 mm

Width: 2011 mm

Height: 1537 mm

Wheelbase: 2,570 mm

Luggage compartment volume: 200 liters

Seat: 4

BMW i8
 Unlike BMW i3, i8 engines transfer energy directly to the bridge after. Is a hybrid car model, BMW i8 equipped turbocharged, 3 cylinder, 1.5 liter capacity, production capacity of 217 bhp and maximum torque of 300 Nm. Combined with the electric motor similar to i3, on i8 engine for a total capacity of up to 345 bhp and 550 Nm of torque. When the engine and electric motor work together, i8 can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and reach top speed electronically limited 250 km/h. In addition, BMW i8 can run entirely by electric power in 35 km distance. The amount of the average fuel consumption and emissions of the BMW i8 respectively stood at 2.7 ltr per 100 km and 66 g/km.

The basic parameters of BMW I8:

Length: 4632 mm

Width: 1955 mm

Height: 1280 mm

Wheelbase: 2,800 mm

Dry weight: 1,480 kg

Battery recharge time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Luggage compartment volume: 150 liters

Seat: 2 + 2

The two cars remained in the form of concept. However, when appearing on the market in 2013, i3 and i8 expected to remain largely above information. Price of BMW i3 likely to fall at about 26,000 pounds. Meanwhile, the corresponding figure of BMW i8 is £ 150,000.
Some pictures of the BMW i3 and BMW i8:


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BMW i8










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