We’d already told you that the BMW i8 hybrid sports car will be launched in India in February this year and now the Bavarian car manufacturer has said that the car will be launched on the 18th of February. The car was showcased in India first at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo.
BMW i8 Supercar is a feature packed hybrid car. It brings excellent design features and looks like an engineering marvel. It is beautifully sculpted and truly looks like a supercar. It is made of carbon fibre, it is quite light in weight and BMW claims that it drives like a supercar. BMW has spent considerable man hours fine tuning the final production version which was finally unveiled in the Frankfurt Motor show held recently. It brings a powerful three cylinder 1.5 liter petrol engine which makes 231 Bhp of power and has 320 Nm of twisting force to provide excellent acceleration. But it doesn’t end there as the electric motor that provides additional drive to the wheels produces 131 Bhp of power and 250 Nm of Torque. The petrol engine is rear mounted while the electric engine is front mounted on this super car.
We also told you that the company has already imported two cars at their Chennai facility and we expect BMW to start bookings soon. After the production version of the i8 was launched at the 2013 Frankfurt Motorshow, the deliveries started from August 2014 and the the company has already managed to sell 1741 units of the car till December of the same year.