The most popular unveiling that BMW Motors has had recently is the unveiling of the super i8 hybrid car. The car has really caught the imagination of both the critics, auto experts as well as the car buyers. BMW Motors is one of the most popular German luxury car manufacturers to have a good number of followers in India and its Indian subsidiary, BMW India, is looking to make further inroads in the luxury car segment market in India with this i8 hybrid car. It is looking to challenge the likes of Mercedes Benz and Audi Motors in India by bringing out this hybrid four seater super car and it expects the car to do really well in India. It is known that Indian car buyers are still not fully comfortable with the concept of hybrid cars. But, BMW feels that it would create a new luxury segment in India that could see a lot of i8 car sales in India.
BMW i8 hybrid car is known for its high performance, super fuel economy as well as low tailpipe emissions. The car would be coming out with a 1.5 litre turbo charged petrol engine as well as an electric motor that will be powered by lithium ion batteries. The petrol engine of the car will be offering a maximum power output of 231 bhp along with a peak torque of 320 Nm. The engine will be mated to a six speed automatic gearbox that will power up the rear wheels of the car.