BMW I8 Goes All-Electric

Posted: Jun 24 2016, 5:46am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

BMW i8 Goes All-Electric
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  • BMW i8 goes for Full Electric Mode

BMW i8 is going to be a gorgeous looking electric car after facelift.

BMW recently received a facelift making it insolently beautiful for BMW lovers. The looks however are not the only thing that are great in this car. The even more exciting news associated with this car is that it will be an electric car.

It is speculated by AutoCar that i8 will surely be a hybrid or a fully electric vehicle. The car’s structure will be getting some tweaking in order to fit the humongous batteries to power it.

BMW is also thinking for a great horse power in the electric engine too. So we should expect some excellent mechanical intelligence shown by this car. However it is said that no weight gain will be seen in this condition.

BMW is currently working on the prototype design. Most probably it will produce a three BMW developed brushless electric motors for this model. Two of these motors will power rear wheels while the other one will power the front wheels. It is said that 1.5 liter engine of the original designed will be given a rest as its space will be enough to cater two batteries.

The electric prototype of i8 is based on hydrogen prototype. It will manage around 242 horse power for the EV. It is speculated that this i8 facelifted version of BMW will arrive in markets around second quarter of next year. It might include new features such as 26Ah lithium ion battery which is 6Ah greater than the current version.

Along with that talks of having a Qualcomm inductive charging system for a 7.2kWh operating power is also in circulation. It will give a great more power than the current 3.6kWh plug-in system of car. It is also rumored that this version will have a horse power of 390bp.

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