BMW Says i8 Plug-in Hybrid Coupe to Cost ‘More than €100,000′
We’re nonetheless a great two years away from the market place launch of the most anticipated model of BMW’s new i sub-brand, the i8 Coupe, but the Bavarian automaker has already outlined a pricing approach for the plug-in hybrid.
Speaking to reporters at the grand opening of the i sub-brand’s 1st revenue outlet worldwide on London’s Park Lane, BMW worldwide revenue chief Ian Robertson mentioned that the hybrid sports activities vehicle will sell for “far more than €100,000 (about US$ 125,400 or £80,600) in Europe, ”, according to a report from Bloomberg News.
In concept guise, the i8 combines a mid-mounted, 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine with 217hp (220PS) and 300Nm (221 lb-ft) driving the rear wheels with a single 129hp electric motor turning the front wheels.
BMW claims a -100km/h (62mph) sprint time of under five seconds and an regular consumption in the European check cycle of three. lt/one hundred km (78.4 mpg US) – evidently with the use of the electrical power.
Robertson would not give a ballpark figure for the smaller sized, electric-powered i3 subcompact that is scheduled to reach dealerships at the end of 2013, but he did say that the price will be “very competitively for the substance you get.