This morning, from the show floor of the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, BMW gave us our first real look at the BMW i8 in all of its glory – without that goofy blue camouflage that has filled our lenses for the past few years.
In addition to showing off the production ready i8 plug-in hybrid supercar, BMW also announced that pricing for US buyers would be $135,925 which includes the destination and handling charges.
It was unsaid when the BMW i8 will be available for pre-order, or reservation depending on the ordering method BMW employs, but BMW did say the i8 will be in US showrooms in the Spring of 2014.
…will have a manufacturer’s suggest retail price of $135,925 (including destination and handling) when it arrives in US showrooms in spring of 2014.
With an overall weight of 3,285 pounds, it’s significantly lighter than most other plug-in hybrid vehicles, partially because of the small 5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, but also because of the carbon fiber reinforced plastics that were used for the body-on-frame construction of the i8.
Overall horsepower of the gasoline engine and the electric motor combined is 362 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, which allows the i8 to accelerate from 0 to 62mph in around 4.4 seconds!