Bmw i8 engine power. Start the engine drive and youll feel the difference as the car is quicker and smoother to drive. In the bmw i8 the front wheels receive their power from the electric motor via a two stage automatic transmission. Bmw would have to swap the current 228 horsepower 15 liter turbocharged three cylinder engine with a more powerful 300. The i8 coupe features 22 seating while the i8 roadster subs out the seats in exchange for the roof mechanism.
Power bump expected. The i8 is equipped with sound enhancers that make the engine even more pleasant to the ears. Check out the latest bmw i8 features and specs at car and driver including safety and warranty information. The electric and the combustion engines are respectively located in the front and back of the i8 body structure.
The bmw i8 is the first bmw production model to be powered by a three cylinder gasoline engine and the resulting specific output of 115 kw 154 hp per liter of displacement is on a par with high performance sports car engines and is the highest of any engine produced by the bmw group.