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2017 BMW i8 Frozen Yellow Edition – EV i Power
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2017 BMW i8 Frozen Yellow Edition

2017 BMW i8 Frozen Yellow Edition Electric Vehicle with Hybrid Technology

After the successful special edition of the BMW i8 Red Edition and the BMW i8 Frozen Black Edition, the BMW i8 Frozen Yellow Edition arrives on the market. The BMW i8 is the BMW Group’s vision of tomorrow’s sports vehicle. At first glance it has an extremely low and wide design from the front, as well as a flat silhouette, surfaces of powerful shapes and precise contours. In it, sustainability and efficiency combine with dynamism and sportsmanship.

The innovative technology of the connectable hybrid system allows a combined power of 362 horse power at 5,800 rpm, an electronically limited speed of 250 km / h, in electrical mode up to 120 km / h and that stops the clock from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.4 seconds.

2017 BMW i8 Frozen Yellow Edition Electric Vehicle Advanced Features:

  • Combustion engine: L3, 1.5 liters TwinPower Turbo
  • Power: 231 hp @ 5,800 rpm
  • Torque: 236 lb-ft @ 3,700 rpm
  • EV power: 131 hp
  • EV torque: 184 hp
  • Net power: 362 hp
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Traction: Rear with combustion engine, front with electric motor, integral connectable
  • Brakes: Regenerative four-wheel disc
  • Weight: 1,560 kg
  • Maximum speed: 250 km / h or 120 km / h in eDrive mode
  • Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h: 4.4 seconds
  • Front suspension: Deformable parallel
  • Rear suspension: Deformable parallel
  • Length: 4,689 mm
  • Trunk: 154 liters
  • Combined consumption: 18.7 km / l
  • CO2 emissions: 125 g / km
  • Tank capacity: 42 liters

Indeed, the gasoline engine is the 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder, only for the i8 it produces just over 230 horse power, with 1.5 liters! This engine is placed centrally, behind the passenger compartment and in front of the rear axle. It has its own 6-speed automatic transmission and drives only the rear axle. Ahead is the electric motor, which alone produces 131 horse power and 184 lb-ft of torque immediately that could drive another car independently. But no, on the i8 it is connected to the front axle with a 2-speed transmission and the maximum speed we can reach is 120 km / h with a range of between 30 and 40 km in 100% electric mode. To recharge the battery it takes 3 hours with a contact of 220 V, but most of it is carried out while we walk, partially by the motor that sends charge to the battery whenever it is on and on the other hand with the brakes, which by the way, they have very good performance to the limit, they are the best regenerative brakes we have tried so far.

Movie Theater? You should look for a space to park the i8 in which nobody or anything can hinder you for the opening of the door. Seagull wings are a spectacle, and at the same time, the most impractical feature of the i8.

The suspension is firm and has a very short distance, which benefits stability and its agility to change direction immediately. There is no rolling or nodding, even to the limit. The bad thing is that the pavement of the city constantly reminds us that having a first world car is not easy, but it is possible.

Impressive and premium interior design of 2017 BMW i8 Frozen Yellow Edition Electric Vehicle:

The interior of this special edition of the BMW i8 features detailed rugs in black leather with yellow accents, spherical black amido leather garments with yellow fabric, decorative details on controls and shift lever in black ceramic, safety belts in gray, automatic air conditioning with 2-zone regulator, heated electric front seats, petrol engine cover on the rear axle covered in black leather, and the lining inside the awning in anthracite.

This is where BMW worked hard to change the direction of this car. Maybe too much. The arrangement of the instruments is different from other cars, since the batteries are located under the central tunnel, however, the button is identical to that used in a Series 3.

The dashboard is a screen that shows the speed, trip computer, and odometer depending on the driving mode, tachometer or energy use monitor. If we choose the eDrive mode, the i8 will do its best not to use the gasoline engine, in EcoPro mode the air conditioning lowers its power, in comfort everything works in a balanced way and in sports, combustion becomes our main impulse supplier, while constantly recharging the battery.

When all the power is required in a stomp, the electric motor becomes an e-boost, so much this electric charge injection helps, that the i8 recorded faster acceleration times at 100 km / h than several supercars, muscle-cars and other high-performance models also traveled the quarter mile in less time.

The quality is undeniable being a premium brand, and the assembly is impeccable. It has configurable interior lighting, two-zone climate control, 3D map, satellite navigation and trip computer with route information, travel, and energy distribution and performance data.

Top Notch design touch for 2017 BMW i8 Frozen Yellow Edition Electric Vehicle’s Exterior:

For the exterior, the exclusive Frozen Yellow color with details in Frozen Gray is the distinctive touch that blends perfectly with the entry moldings with “Frozen Yellow Edition” inscription and the wheels with W-spoke design style 470 of 20″.

Last Verdict:

In summary, a BMW i8 is an exotic sports car, which is best considered as a two-seater, with futuristic design, low environmental impact materials, a very safe racing car-style cabin, dream benefits and hybrid car consumption. A rare combination for which you have to resort to brands such as BMW, Porsche or Volvo, for example.
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