BMW I8 Revealed

TTAC Staff
by TTAC Staff
bmw i8 revealed

Photos of the BMW i8 have appeared to emerge online prior to the hybrid sports car’s debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

The three cylinder BMW, which uses the unusual straight-triple along with an EV motor to provide an all-wheel drive pseudo-supercar experience, is set to be a flagship for the brand’s upcoming “i” series of green vehicles. BMW is claiming 357 horsepower via the hybrid powertrain, along with triple digit fuel economy and CO2 emissions that are roughly half those of a Toyota Prius.

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  • Wagen Wagen on Sep 04, 2013

    Too much front overhang for a Bimmer.

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    • Rpn453 Rpn453 on Sep 04, 2013

      Yeah, it's fairly obvious from the lack of bulk in the front overhang of supercars that it exists for aero reasons and not because there's a engine perched ahead of the front axle.

  • PriusV16 PriusV16 on Sep 04, 2013

    "Ugly, Ugly All of us just feel like that somedays Ain't no rainbow in the sky When you feel U.G.L.Y. And that's ugly, yeah, yeah, yeah ......"

  • Kat Laneaux Agree with Michael500, we wasted all that money just to bail out GM and they are developing these cars in China and other countries. What the heck. I understand the cheap labor but that is just another foothold the government has on their citizens and they already treat them like crap. That is pretty disgusting to go forward to put other peoples health and mental stability on a crazy crazed, control freak, leader, who is in bed with Russia. Thought about getting a buick but that just shot that one out of the park. All of this for the greed. They get what they lay in bed with. Disgusting.
  • Michael500 Good thing Obama used $50 billion of taxpayer money to bail them out and give unions a big stake. GM is headed to BK again with their Hail Mary hope of EVs. Hopefully a Republican in office will let them go BK the next time, and it's coming. The US economy is not related/dependent on GM and their Chinese made Buicks.
  • MaintenanceCosts "Rural areas hardly noticed COVID at all."I very much doubt that is true in places like the Navajo Nation or the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, some of which lost 2% or more of their population to COVID.No city had a death rate in the same order of magnitude.Low-density living is a very modern invention. Before cars, people, even in agricultural areas, needed to live densely to survive.
  • Wjtinfwb Always liked these MN12 cars and the subsequent Lincoln variant. But Ford, apparently strapped for resources or cash, introduced these half-baked. Very sophisticated chassis and styling, let down but antiquated old pushrod engines and cheap interiors. The 4.6L Modular V8 helped a bit, no faster than the 5.0 but extremely smooth and quiet. The interior came next, nicer wrap-around dash, airbags instead of the mouse belts and refined exterior styling. The Supercharged 3.8L V6 was potent, but kind of crude and had an appetite for head gaskets early on. Most were bolted to the AOD automatic, a sturdy but slow shifting gearbox made much better with electronic controls in the later days. Nice cars that in the right color, evoked the 6 series BMW, at least the Thunderbird did. Could have been great cars and maybe should have been a swoopy CLS style sedan. Pretty hard to find a decent one these days.
  • Inside Looking Out You should care. With GM will die America. All signs are there. How about the Arsenal of Democracy? Toyota?