BMW unveils production i8 at Frankfurt Motor Show

This morning, from the show floor of the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, BMW gave us our first real look at the BMW i8 in all of its glory – without that goofy blue camouflage that has filled our lenses for the past few years.

In addition to showing off the production ready i8 plug-in hybrid supercar, BMW also announced that pricing for US buyers would be $135,925 which includes the destination and handling charges.

It was unsaid when the BMW i8 will be available for pre-order, or reservation depending on the ordering method BMW employs, but BMW did say the i8 will be in US showrooms in the Spring of 2014.

…will have a manufacturer’s suggest retail price of $135,925 (including destination and handling) when it arrives in US showrooms in spring of 2014.

With an overall weight of 3,285 pounds, it’s significantly lighter than most other plug-in hybrid vehicles, partially because of the small 5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, but also because of the carbon fiber reinforced plastics that were used for the body-on-frame construction of the i8.

Overall horsepower of the gasoline engine and the electric motor combined is 362 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, which allows the i8 to accelerate from 0 to 62mph in around 4.4 seconds!

For more information, and to discuss buying and purchasing plans for the BMW i8, check out our i8 forum.

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