BMW i8 Pictures at Bangkok International Motorshow 2014
Earlier this month, I went on a trip to watch the largest International motor show in the region, the Bangkok International Motorshow. This is their 35th edition and my first time visiting the motor show.
There are many new cars and prototypes at the motor show and one of them is the BMW i8. It is their official debut in ASEAN at the 2014 Bangkok International Motorshow.
The BMW i8 is the first sport car with consumption and emission values of a compact car. It is a plug-in hybrid and it has a perfect synchronisation of electric motor and combustion engine.
The BMW TwinPower Turbo 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine, which was newly developed as part of the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy, unites all the advantages that one would expect from the power unit of a sports car. Its engine management guarantees optimum charge changing processes across the ignition point and ensures a rapid response from the turbocharger. During operation, the 170 kW (231 hp) engine proves to be extremely free-revving and delivers up to 320 Nm of torque. At the same time, the dynamics and the high performance level are accompanied by outstanding efficiency, as demonstrated by the combined consumption of only 2.1 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 49 g/km. – BMW.com