After stealing hearts in sighs and the Colombo Auto Show, BMW sports been cooking since before 2009 finally comes to life in Mexico as part of World Environment Day. On the concept of plug-in hybrid, the BMW Electric Car i8 might not be an immediate success in sales, but it is an example of what the future holds for both urban mobility as high performance vehicles.
The exterior, futuristic picture, is constructed of carbon fiber to reduce weight of the car. Although its lines may seem a quirk of aesthetics actually are linked to aerodynamics; The BMW Electric Car i8 has one of the lowest aerodynamic coefficients Marketplace: 0.26 Cd
On the mechanical side, the BMW Electric Car i8 is the point of intersection between the BMW TwinPower Turbo and BMW eDrive technology. On one side is fitted with a petrol engine and 1.5-liter 3-cylinder that develops 231 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque to the rear axle to move; on the other, gives rise to an electric motor of 131 hp and 250 Nm of torque to the front wheels rolling. The result is a sport with only 362 horsepower is capable of reaching 100 km / h in just 4.4 seconds while consuming only one liter of gasoline per 47.62 kilometers traveled. The transmission, meanwhile, is 6-speed automatic for the combustion engine, while the rectifier uses a 2-speed gearbox.
If the driver you want, you can drive the car in electric mode for a distance of nearly 40 miles with top speed of 120 km / h, an interesting solution for urban trips. When traffic conditions and road permit, the BMW Electric Car i8 also features the ability to select a mode of operation, since both engines SPORT to get the better of each other until the ECO PRO mode that crops the plug-in hybrid in him, but also has the COMFORT mode for a balanced handling.
Recharge time is 80% less than two hours using the wall box charger BMW i. The brand wants to change the philosophy of gasoline cars to be stopped to reload, while recharging the paras. This is being implemented charging stations in malls, while going to the grocery store or the movies, the car is charging; moreover, seek to provide recharge systems in the garage using solar cells to generate electricity.
To return even more attractive offer an electric car, BMW with Nissan are seeking negotiations for electric vehicles have additional benefits to the exemption from holding and verification, as well as high-profile “green plates”. The objective is that green vehicles can use the second floor from the ring free, having preferential parking places and be free from paying parking meters.