BMW I8 Production Prototype – Winter Test Spyshots

Here are the final Prototype spyshots of the production version of BMW new I8.

The car has been undergoing winter testing in the artic circle to test its reliability under the extreme cold and also testing some of the Bosch equipment on board.

This is the first time a production prototype has been spotted the previous spyshots was the Mule, which was based on the Vision Concept Car which was shown in Frankfurt in 2009.

The production version is remarkably close to the concept with only some changes. Biggest change seem to be the doors and the design of the rear lights. The rear lights featured here are just cammo and not the final design.

Its innovative plug-in hybrid concept combines the modified electric drive system from the BMW i3 Concept – fitted over its front axle – with a high-performance three-cylinder combustion engine producing 164 kW/220 hp and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) at the rear.

Acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under five seconds combined with fuel consumption of under three litres per 100 kilometres (approx. 94 mpg) are figures currently beyond the capability of any vehicle powered by a combustion engine of comparable performance.

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