Akhil Satheesh

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New BMW I8 is known as "BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics

New BMW I8 is known as "BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics

Post By : Akhil Satheesh

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25 Jan 2014

The new BMW I8 is also known as "BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics". Richard Kim brought the concept of i8 in 2011. It’s is the a sports car with two door coupe it is related to the BMW i3 it had a engine of 1.5 L turbocharged I3 gasoline, electric motor 98KW(131hp) with a battery 7.2 kWh lithium-ion battery it got two modes one is comfort mode and it got a range of 500 km (310 mi) and in Eco Pro mode it got a range of 600km (370mi) and in electric mode it range to 35km (22mi) The production version has an average fuel efficiency of less than 2.5 L/100 km (113.0 mpg-imp; 94.1 mpg-US) under the New European Driving Cycle with carbon emissions of less than 59 g/km. BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept car is a plug-in hybrid with a three cylinder turbo diesel engine. Additionally, there are two electric motors with 139 horsepower. It allows acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (160 mph). According to BMW, the average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle (KV01) is 3.76 litters/100 kilometres, (75.1 mpg imp), and has a carbon dioxide emission rating of 99 grams per kilometre (1,3 l/100 km and 33g CO2/km ; EU-PHEV ECE-R101).

The estimated all-electric range is 50 km (31 mi), and the 24-liter petrol tank extends the total vehicle range to up to 700 km (430 mi).The lightweight chassis is made mainly from aluminium. The windshield, top, doors and fenders are made from polycarbonate glass, with the body having a drag coefficient of 0.26. BMW i8 Concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle includes an electric motor located in the front axle powering the front wheels rated 96 kW (131 PS; 129 hp) and 250 N·m (184 lb·ft), a turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine driving rear wheels rated 164 kW (223 PS; 220 hp) and 300 N·m (221 lb·ft) of torque, with combined output of 260 kW (354 PS; 349 hp) and 550 N·m (406 lb·ft), a 7.2 kWh (26 MJ) lithium-ion battery pack that allows an all-electric range of 35 km (22 mi). All four wheels provide regenerative braking.

The location of the battery pack in the energy tunnel gives the vehicle a low centre of gravity, enhancing its dynamics. Its top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (160 mph) and is expected to go from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 4.6 seconds. Under normal driving conditions the i8 is expected to deliver 80 mpg-US(2.9 L/100 km; 96 mpg-imp) under the European cycle. A full charge of the battery will take less than 2 hours using 220V. Together with the positioning of the motor and engine over the axles, the result is an optimum 50/50 weight distribution. As my concern it will be best sports car for India we are expecting the release of this care by this year and this car cost about $135,700.


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