Sachin Tendulkar was present at the BMW pavilion on the first media day of 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, 5th February 2014. He revealed the new i8, the German brand’s flagship future ready hybrid sports car, at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. BMW India now reveals a video giving an insight on what the master prefers and thinks about luxury cars and its makers.
Powered by two engines, the electric drive in i8, a powerful 96 kW (131 hp), is located on the front axle. The rear axle is driven by BMW TwinPower Turbo 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with 170 kW (231 hp) of peak performance.
The petrol engine combined with the electrical boost of the hybrid system guarantees typical BMW driving pleasure. Together, the two units deliver a total of 362 hp, accelerating the BMW i8 from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds using all four wheels in the process. Running on battery power, it achieves the top speed of 120 km/h with a maximum range of 35 kilometres. In conjunction with the combustion engine the electric motor takes the e-powered supercar to up to 250 km/h. If the BMW i8 is launched in India, expect it to carry a price tag of approximately Rs 1.5 crores.
UPDATE: The video is now removed from YouTube. The video above is a different one. Excerpts form the now deleted BMW India video from YouTube:
BMW TV: Your expectation of an innovative automative brand in India
ST: Being step ahead of the opposition
BMW TV: Your expectation of a car design
ST: Being futuristic
BMW TV: What is the main task of an automotive brand
ST: Beating the expectations of their drivers
BMW TV: A typical BMW driver
ST: BMW driver has to be dynamic
BMW TV: What means luxury for you
ST: Luxury is all about what you feel inside