BMW is already announced the new i sub-brand , aline stand alone hybrid, fully electric plug-in vehicles and begin to wear i logo,In this series of spy videos, we see the test driver sub-brand’s halo car, the i8 hybrid sports coupe, which is based on the 2009’s Vision Efficient Dynamics concept model, undergoing cold weather tests in Northern Europe.I8 BMW Hybrid Sports Coupe
So far, it was estimated that it will hold mechanical equipment i8 concept model with a 163HP diesel engine 1.5 liter three cylinder located behind the rear seat and two electric motors, one located between the diesel engine and six-speed dual-clutch transmission and the second in front of the vehicle.
But while the motors remain in a recent interview with Autocar, BMW R & D chief Klaus Draeger has shown that diesel will be replaced by a gasoline engine in the production model. "We want to sell worldwide. Diesel is really important for Europe," Draeger was quoted as saying.
I8 plug-in hybrid sports car is scheduled to arrive on the market with a small sedan i3 (formerly known as Mega City) in 2013.