Transmission 6-speed automatic
CO₂ emissions 3,802 kg/year
Power 129 hp @ 4,800 rpm (96 kW)
Torque 184 lb·ft (249 N·m)
Type I-3 1.5 litre
Power 228 hp @ 5,800 rpm (170 kW)
Torque 236 lb·ft @ 3,700 rpm (320 N·m)
Drivers of the i8 are faced with more choices than those of conventional sports coupes. The car can be run on electricty alone via its front wheels.. Or it can be driven as a hybrid, using both powertrains and alternating as necessary. Or, its Sport mode provides high-performance all-wheel-driveâ€”with each of the trio of methods using software programming to keep everything operating harmoniously. BMW quotes a combined power output of 357 hp when both of thepowertrains are running at their maximum output, giving a 0-to-60-mph sprint of a mere 4.2 seconds.