SG: The BMW i8 as the most progressive plug-in hybrid sports car

SG: The BMW i8 as the most progressive plug-in hybrid sports car

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
14 Nov 2014

The rear wheels of the BMW i8 are driven by the petrol engine via a six-speed automatic transmission, while the front wheels receive their power from the electric motor via a two-stage automatic transmission. Combined maximum output of 362 hp and combined peak torque of 570Nm provide all-wheel-drive performance which is as dynamic as it is efficient.

The BMW i8’s intelligent powertrain control system ensures perfect coordination of both power sources. The variable power-sharing between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor makes the driver aware of the sporty temperament of the BMW i8 at all times, while at the same time maximizing the energy efficiency of the overall system. Utilizing both power sources enables a 0–100 km/h time of 4.4 seconds. The BMW i8 has an electronically controlled top speed of 250 km/h, which can be reached and maintained when the vehicle operates solely on the petrol engine.

BMW i offers an extensive range of products and services in its 360° ELECTRIC portfolio designed to meet all individual customer needs for energy supply and journey planning.

The 360º ELECTRIC is an all-rounded portfolio of services comprising four key pillars that will come standard with every BMW i car.

  • Home Charging,
  • Public Charging,
  • Flexible Mobility, and
  • Assistance Services.

The spectrum of services ranges from; the installation of the BMW i Wallbox Pure, easy access to public charging stations in Singapore operated by Greenlots, the flexibility of access to alternative vehicles from BMW to meet a specific situation, and round-the-clock service, 24/7, 365 days a year.

All brand-new BMW i vehicles will come with BMW Service Inclusive Plus that provides free maintenance (except tyres) up to 3 years or a maximum mileage of 60,000km, whichever comes earlier.

The new BMW i8 is available for viewing at Performance Motors’ showroom.

Credits: Oneshift News Team

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