BMW i8 spotted in India; Scheduled for Auto Expo debut



We reported in detail when BMW India teased the release of the BMW i8 ahead of the car’s India debut at  Auto Expo 2014.

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Now, a BMW i8 has been spotted on our home turf.

As we have been saying, BMW India will put on display the i8 hybrid at the fast approaching motor show along with 3-Series GT, new X5 and possibly the X4 too.   (Click here to read about all 40 odd cars that are headed to us this year)

Powering the much publicized BMW i8 is a 1.5 litre twin turbocharged three cylinder petrol engine that has a max power of 231 HP and peak torque of 320 Nm. The i8’s drivetrain also consists of an electrical motor that is responsible for an extra 131 HP and 320 Nm of torque. The combined power output for the BMW i8 stands at 362 hp and 570 Nm of torque.

The BMW i8 India launch is expected to happen in sometime and our guess is that the Bavarian car maker would price the car at INR 1.5 crores. Only 7-8 units of the futuristic supercar have been allotted for the Indian market and we can already see celebs and business tycoons lapping up the i8 units that have been allotted to our country.

Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the BMW i8 India launch.


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