Despite previous rumors, BMW is continuing the development of their new i sub-brand. After the i3 was spied last week, our spy photographers have also been able to capture the i8 during hot weather testing in Southern Europe. This time, they have managed to get closer to the i8 and take a couple of shots of the car’s interior.
While the shots aren’t the best, it is easy to see that the production version will drop the concept’s funky design and will adopt a more conventional layout with elements already seen in the 3-Series and the Z4.
As for the engine, the production version will combine a 1.5 liter three-cylinder powering the front wheels with two electric motors at the rear for a total output of about 400 HP. The i8 will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the BMW i8 is all its cracked up to be and not a complete flop. We absolutely love this car, but some signs point to a near fail.