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      02-13-2012, 10:05 PM   #135
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Originally Posted by apme123 View Post
With 0-60 being 4.8 and BMW usually being super conservative on their 0-60's, this car should be pretty quick. It looks like the 3cyl gas engine is just being used as a compressor. I wonder if its all electric all wheel drive? If it is then its similar to the same tech as the Chevy volt. This tech always trickles down to the lower series vehicles. This is gonna be epic.!!!!
The i8 is all wheel drive. The electric motor drives the front wheels and the gas engine drives the rear ones. Not at all like the volt that used the gas engine to sustain the batteries charge.