BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Generations:

2015 BMW i8

2015 BMW i8 High Resolution Exterior
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  • BMW i8
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-3
  • Transmission:
    Six-Speed Automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    357
  • MPG(Cty):
    28
  • Torque @ RPM:
    420
  • Displacement:
    1.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.2 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • car segment:
  • body style:

BMW’s supercar, the M1, was sold between 1978 to 1981 as the only mid-engined BMW to be mass produced. But you’d expect more from a maker like BMW, right? And with all the competition on the market, BMW had to do something about it, so they decided to put the Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show into production.

There is one distinct change for the Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept as it heads into production, as BMW changed its name to the i8. Along with the recently announced i3, the i8 shows the other end of the spectrum that the German automaker can reach with its hybrid drivetrains. The production i8 will, surprisingly, carry the concept’s in-line three-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor to drive the front wheels.

As of now, there is only one i8 model set for production, but we have a sneaking suspicion that there may be an M or M Sport model in coming years.

Updated 9/1/2015: Our man Jonathan Lopez took some pics at Monterey Car Week. Enjoy!

Click past the jump to read all about the upcoming i8

 

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Video: the story behind the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics

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BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics gets green light for production

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BMW Vision EfficientDynamics into production?

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BMW M1 rumored to make return in 2012

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Video of the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics launch

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BMW Vision EfficientDynamics officially unveiled at Frankfurt preview event

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BMW Vision Efficientdynamics Concept spied on the streets of Munich

2010 BMW Vision EfficientDynamics

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