BMW Introduces the i8 Coupe

BMW has introduced the next level of hybrid vehicle that is sure to satisfy even the finest of requirements.  The BMW i8 Coupe is a new vision on the sports car that provided for the development of the LifeDrive architecture to deliver performance and efficiency.  All implementations were engineered to the finest detail from the near perfect 50:50 weight distribution, lightweight materials including aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and unique aerodynamics. 

The dual system of a power plant that powers the i8 is quite impressive for the size it is.  The electronic motor works synchronously with the combustion engine.  There is 143 horsepower that is derived from the electric engine with a maximum torque of 184 lb-ft. of torque.  From the combustion engine, 231 horsepower with 236 lb-ft. of torque is produced from the three-cylinder TwinPower turbo charged engine.  With the power of both engines combined, the vehicle can propel from zero to sixty miles per hour in 4.4 seconds.

One transmission per power plant is utilized to distribute the power utilizing four driving modes including eDrive, Eco Pro, Comfort, and Sports settings.  The electric transmission provides two speeds while the transmission for the combustion engine is a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The interior is highlighted with a three spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel and paddle shifters.  Utilizing the BMW Navigation professional system, you can navigate with the 8.8-inch high-resolution screen that features 3-D maps, 20 gigabytes of storage for audio files, voice feedback, and voice command systems.  It also includes a high definition radio providing output to a Harman Kardon premium eleven speaker audio system with a 360-watt amplifier.  SiriusXM satellite radio is also included with this infotainment system.

For more information on this exquisite vehicle check out the automotive professionals at Patrick Cars where they can display this masterpiece for you.


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