The BMW i8 embodies a pioneering sports car with the latest, revolutionary technology. The rear of the plug-in hybrid is powered by a 3-cylinder engine that has a displacement of just 1.5 liters, but produces a whopping 170 kW (231 hp) of power and torque of 320 Nm under the pressure of two turbochargers. The front axle draws its power from an electric motor that delivers 96 kW (131 hp). Thanks to intelligent energy management, the interaction of both engine types is optimally coordinated. Result: real sports car performance and this in consumption and emissions of a small car. The i8 accelerates from 0 to 100 in only 4.4 seconds and reaches the usual BMW speed of 250 km/h.