A pre-production prototype of the BMW i8 had a technical problem during some last-minute testing around the Nürburgring.

A pre-production prototype of the BMW i8 had a technical problem during some last-minute testing around the Nürburgring.

The attached video was recorded on March 11 - several weeks before the i8 went in to production – showing BMW putting the finishing touches on the i8 plug-in hybrid. At one point during the footage we see the driver starting to travel slowly and eventually pulling over on the right side of the road. The author of the clip says the car encountered some technical issues with the braking system because he saw the driver pressing the brake pedal several times while the car was stationary.

After a 15-minute stop, the driver eventually got back on the road but maintained a low speed at all times. He was later seen around the Nürburgring complex so probably the i8’s problems were not that severe.

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