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Cool BMW i8 Sports Production Wheels For First Time and Drops Some Camo

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BMW i8 Sports Production Wheels For First Time and Drops Some Camo
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BMW i8 testing continues and this prototype is the most revealing we've seen yet.

The thick rear camouflage has been dropped to reveal the production model's rear shape and design. It mostly retains the look of the i8 concept model. We also get a look at the turn signals, reverse light position and the LED bars of the tail lights. The front now reveals a large portion of the headlights.

For the first time we get a look at the i8's production wheels, a 5 (or 10 depending how you look at it) spoke wheel with a futuristic and asymmetrical spoke design.

The i8 is expected to boast 354hp / 500Nm torque, 0-62 mph in approximately 4.6 seconds, top speed of 155mph, 78 MPG (european test cycle), up to 47 MPG average fuel consumption, with just 66g/km emissions, all from its 1.5L three cylinder turbocharged petrol engine (in rear) with a 128hp electric motor (in front).

BMW's first electric hybrid sports car will hit the market next year and is expected to come in well north of $100,000.

Catch our previous coverage of the BMW i8 @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/?s=i8


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