The BMW i8 is a prototype that has been gaining a lot of recognition in the auto world over the past few months. The i8 is BMW’s plug-in hybrid sports car in which an electric motor drives the front wheels and a 1.5-liter three cylinder engine drives the rear wheels. It is a powerful car at around 350 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque.
If engineered as planned, the hybrid car will get as much as 80 miles per gallon and will be fast- reaching 60 seconds in 4.6 seconds. However, much fine-tuning needs to be done before the prototype is released, as you will see in the video.
This video shows representatives from Britain’s Evo Magazine test driving the i8 prototype on a frozen lake in Sweden. Perillo BMW is excited about the i8 and will share more news about the prototype as it is released.