Hybrid Sports Car Bmw I8 Will Not Receive M Version

Hybrid Sports Car Bmw I8 Will Not Receive M Version

In the BMW are not going to mix the two subbrand - environmental i and M sport Rely on the fact that in the model number of the Bavarian concern may receive, for example, the BMW i8 M, is not necessary: in the BMW't see the need.


Representatives of management of BMW said that the model lines i and M are different facets of the brand image, so they cannot be mixed in the same model. Head of technology communications BMW Kiesel von Frankenberg said portal Car Advice that engineers M-units did not participate in the development of the sports car BMW i8 and are not going to do it in the future.


Possible internal competition between the two sub-brands in the BMW is also not afraid. Despite the fact that the BMW i8 is comparable for some technical characteristics with the BMW M3, the company's management believes that these patterns are very different audience. In addition, they are very different from each other technologically.


BMW i8 is equipped with a hybrid power plant, developing 362 horsepower. It consists of electric motor and petrol three-cylinder engine capacity of 1.5 liters Due to the abundance of lightweight materials in the body structure and, as a consequence, a relatively small weight of the BMW i8 can accelerate to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. Still sold in Russia the BMW M3 coupe with a 420-horsepower V8 does the same for 0.4 seconds slower.


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