Only few hours back, we posted a video teaser of the upcoming 2014 BMW i8 and now a couple of images of the upcoming hybrid supercar have leaked on the cyber space. It may be noted that the images that you see here are the first official images of the production-spec i8. One of these two images also provides a sneak peek into the interiors of the car.
The only bits that relate the interiors of the production spec i8 with those on the regular Bimmers are the Start/Stop button, iDrive Controller and the gearshifter. The rest of the panels and bits seem to have come straight from some space ship! The car gets an all-digital instrument console and we just can’t take our eyes off those well designed air vents. With this, it becomes for sure that BMW i8 would soon become the car with the most futuristic looking interiors.
Powering the i8 is a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine that has a max power output of 231 HP and 320 Nm of torque.This Bimmer will be rear wheel driven. The front axle will be powered by an electric motor producing 131 HP and 250 Nm of torque which will result in a combined output of 362 HP and 570 Nm of torque.
The 2014 BMW i8 will tip the scale at less than 1490 kg and will return a fuel efficiency of 94 mpg (US) with the emission figures of 59 g/km of CO2. BMW also states that the electric range of this hybrid will be 22 miles (35 km) and will hit a zero-emission top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h).
The 2014 BMW i8 will make its public debut on September 10th 2013 at the IAA