27 Jun '16, 11am

BMW i8 prototype to drop engine, go all-electric: report

BMW i8 prototype to drop engine, go all-electric: report

Stephen Edelstein 59 views Jun 27, 2016 2016 BMW i8 Enlarge Photo BMW's next all-electric car could be a variant of the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe. The German carmaker currently offers only one all-electric model—the i3 hatchback—and there have been rumors of a second, likely called i5. But BMW is apparently considering an all-electric i8 in addition to a completely new electric model. DON'T MISS: BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe to get longer range, other updates: report It plans to build a prototype all-electric i8 , although it has not committed to any further steps toward production, reports Britain's Autocar magazine. This prototype would use three electric motors for propulsion in place of the standard i8 powertrain—which includes a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine and a single electric drive motor. As in the standard i8, one electric motor will power the front w...

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