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First Official Photos of BMW i8 Leaked

Many have been waiting eagerly for the arrival of BMW’s new hybrid-electric sportscar, the i8. Ahead of an official public unveiling on September 10th at the Frankfurt Motor Show, leaked images give us a first glimpse at the i8 in all its production-spec glory.

Giving us just a sample of what to expect, we get to see a side profile of the car with the McLaren F1-like butterfly door ajar. And we also get a first look at an extremely clean, extremely white interior. Much of it differing from the concept study we saw back in 2011.

First Official Photos of BMW i8 Leaked

These new images paint a bit of a broader picture of what we can expect when it takes to the stage later next week. We already know that under the hood sits a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine good for 231-horsepower and a 131-hp electric motor (total output sits at 362 hp).

0-60 mph arrives in only 4.5 seconds, and average fuel consumption sits at 113 mpg (2.5l/100km). It can also ride on pure electric power for 22 miles alone.

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Catch the i8 on display at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

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