THE GERMAN MANUFACTURER BMW IS GETTING READY FOR A REVOLUTION WITH ITS NEW MODEL i8, WHICH IS GOING TO PLAY IN THE LEAGUE OF THE SUPER SUVs.
Going through a fast evolution, the electrical cars are becoming more popular every day. The range of the electrical cars became longer with the help of new battery technologies and their production expenses were decreased. Now we see them around the big cities more often. The German manufacturer BMW is one of the newest followers of this environmentalist trend. The company that presents electrical models to the market also gets ready for a revolution in its class with its new model i8 that combines an electric motor and a petrol engine.
CARBON FIBER TECHNOLOGY
Targeting to design a very sportive and an environmentalist vehicle at the same time, BMW has achieved to combine all of the factors within the i8. The usage of carbon fiber in the making of outside body panels of the car makes the car lighter and more durable. Besides the interior lighting that was created completely through LED technology, LED lighting also takes place on the exterior body of the car. BMW i8 goes on the road as a dream car with a 131 hp electric motor, which is located in the front, and with a 223 hp turbo gas engine with 1.5 lt. capacity, 3-cylinders. The top speed of the car that can reach to a speed of 0-100 km in 5 seconds is 250 km. The charging time of the battery is about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Therefore, the vehicle proves that it is not only fast on the road but it is also fast on the battery charging time.
3 LT OF GAS IN 100 KM
BMW i8 is the real version of the sustainable modern sports utility vehicle vision. With its value of speed, which is under five seconds 0-100 km/h, and its value of fuel consumption, which is under 3 lt. in 100 km. in the European cycle, are the values beyond the abilities of any vehicle that has the closest performance and has a combustion engine. Thanks to its lithium ion batteries that can be charged through domestic outlets, BMW i8 can travel up to 35 km on only its electrical engine. In addition, 2+2 passenger car offers enough space for 4 and creates high level of practicability on daily use. BMW i8 Life Drive architecture is adapted meticulously to strengthen the sportive characteristics of the vehicle and therefore present the perfect driving dynamics with its extraordinary performance. The engine located in front axis module and the combustion engine on the back are connected through an energy tunnel that carries the high voltage battery. This makes the balance point of the vehicle to be close to the ground and creates the opportunity to benefit from the dynamism that comes with it. Thanks to its dynamic proportions, BMW i8 draws attention with its ready-to-rush-forward look even before it starts to move and shows its extraordinary performance. The sportive character of the vehicle shows itself in the interior design, also.
i3 IS FOR THE ONES WHO PREFER ONLY ELECTRICAL
BMW Group adopts a comprehensive approach that redefines the understanding of personal mobility within the spectrum of purposive vehicle concepts, sustainable focus on the value chains, supplementary mobility services. The brand of BMW i presents two new vehicles to the automotive world. BMW i3 takes place on one side. Basically, i3 focuses on the difficulties of the urban mobility. Used to be known as ‘mega urban car,’ i3 is the first totally electric car mass produced by the BMW Group. The brand recreates the brand features of the BMW for the future. The car of the feature, reformist, and smart BMW i8 is a sports utility vehicle in its most modernist way. i8 combines the combustion engine and electric thrust system in order to present an extraordinary driving experience with low fuel consumption and emission values through plug-in hybrid solution. An additional mobility services spectrum, which can be used independently, is at an inseparable state from the BMW i besides the vehicles. The focus in here is about the smart navigation systems, intermodal route planning besides the solutions that helps with the better usage of existing parking spaces.
In our country both cars are going to be sold in different price ranges; BMW i3 starting from 46 thousand and 100 Euro, BMW i8 starting from 180 thousand Euro.