Luxury car maker BMW is likely to have quite a few exciting models at its display section at Indian Auto Expo to be held in Feb 2014 as the carmaker has still not finalized exact list of models to keep people curious and excited about its stall. However BMW has made a public announcement that its i8 2 door coupe will made its public debut in the Auto Expo bringing great enthusiasm among auto enthusiasts. The i8 will be launched as India’s first hybrid engine car with three cylinder petrol engine of 261 bhp and electric motor of 131 bhp which together contribute to its engine power.
The exteriors of this luxury sports car are very stunning and made of a mixture of carbon fiber and aluminum which blend beautifully to form its structure. Though it has a powerful engine suited to racing its fuel economy is equivalent to a hatchback or any other small car at nearly 40 kmpl which is not provided by any Indian model at present. To encourage demand for this powerful variant, BMW will sell only six unit within India as rest of units are sold out. Its 1.5 liter turbo engine with twin-power engine is capable of giving out 320 NM of torque enabling the car to accelerate from 0 – 100 within 4.5 seconds and reach top speeds of 250 kmph.
This sports coupe has standard low slung body design with classy leather interiors and carbon fiber dashboard to give this twin seater a luxurious feel. Likely to be available in India within price range of INR 1.5 – 3 crores, its makers have designed it to live up to this high range. The roof sweeps swiftly from back to front with little elevation on top to give it an aerodynamic structure. An exciting design feature of this car is upward sweeping twin doors which open up like birds’ wings giving an elegant twist to its side profile which looks classy with large alloy tyres which are decorated with custom built steel covers embossed with BMW logo. Car enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for this powerhouse performer in India as BMW claims that the i8 coupe gives thrill of sports car with a fuel efficient compact body.