The BMW made an official statement at the next summit SMMT 2012, held in London: the serial version of a hybrid sports car i8 receive high-tech 3-cylinder gasoline engine.
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Directors of BMW AG: "Our plant in Hams Hall, which last week celebrated the release of the 3-millionth engine from its inception in 2001, will make an important contribution to the future success of the brand BMW i in the overall strategy of the company. New 3-cylinder BMW petrol engines will be offered for a hybrid sports car BMW i8 and help set a new standard for combining dynamics and efficiency with low emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere. "
According to official data, 3-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo develops 349 hp power and 300 Nm of torque. Acceleration to 100 km / h should take less than 5 seconds, while fuel consumption in combined cycle will be at 3 liters per 100 kilometers.
Thanks to the hybrid drive most of the short daily urban trips can be accomplished with zero exhaust, as used to be only the electric motor. On a single charge sports car drives about 32 miles. The machine can accommodate four adults. The engine will be produced at BMW in the UK.
With reference to the source