BMW has announced the plans to begin i8 production in April, ahead of the first deliveries in June.

BMW has announced the plans to begin i8 production in April, ahead of the first deliveries in June.

The company also revealed the final performance specifications for the model which features a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery.  The plug-in hybrid powertrain produces a combined maximum output of 362 HP (266 kW) which enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Those numbers haven't changed but the car is more efficient than originally predicted as it will average 2.1 L/100 km (134.5 mpg UK / 112 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 49 g/km. BWW went on to say the electric only range will be 37 km (23 miles) and the i8 will have "low fuel consumption in real life" as it is about 50 percent more fuel-efficient than conventionally powered sports cars.

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