One of the German automotive manufacturers seems to be back in surprise. One of them is the BMW where this premium car automaker reportedly will launch the latest version of the BMW i8 or facelift in the 2017’s. Do not stop there, according to some reports that have been circulating, BMW will launch the next-generation of BMW i8 with some updates to the design sector, additional features, and so on.
Related to the launch of this 2017 BMW i8, BMW quoted from the blog itself is also reported from Carscoops mentioned that the sporty hybrid car is claimed to be capable of spraying power bigger and tougher than in previous generations. Because the 2017 BMW i8 itself is known to be relying on the power of a 1.5 liter gasoline engine three cylinders which claimed more powerful approximately 15 HP. BMW i8 which is currently on the market has a power of 362 HP.
On the other hand, premium cars made by German factory will also come to rely on electricity that has been thoroughly updated. In fact, there is still the possibility that 2017 BMW i8 will also be paired with an additional battery of 10 kWh powers as found in i8 Formula E safety car. Today, the BMW i8 has a lithium-ion battery 7.1 kWh, which has a distance of about 37 kilometers.
Moreover, in terms of dimensions and body, the 2017 BMW i8 is unique because its body is made of thermoplastic polymer materials. In addition to weighing only half of sheet steel, plastic materials used to also provide protection from corrosion generated by a low – energy process. The material is also resistant to light damage. On the other hand, specifically on the hood and doors, BMW also pinned aluminum material.
Being in class hybrid sports car, the 2017 BMW i8 will inevitably have to compete with some of the sports cars are also equipped with qualified specifications and advanced features. Among these are the Honda CR-Z, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and another in which several competitors were considered to have reliable specifications and competitive price.