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BMW i8 Engine to be Built in UK - Web Exclusive

The BMW i8 will use an innovative eDrive plug-in hybrid concept.

Greg Emmerson
Jun 12, 2012
Epcp 1206 01+bmw i8 engine in uk+cover Photo 1/1   |   BMW i8 Engine to be Built in UK - Web Exclusive

Following the recent announcement it had built three million engines, the BMW engine plant at Hams Hall, near Birmingham, UK has been tasked with building the new generation of high-tech, three-cylinder gasoline engines for the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car.

The BMW i8 will use an innovative eDrive plug-in hybrid concept combining an electric drive system with a high-performance three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine producing 349hp. Acceleration to 62mph is in under five seconds and the fuel consumption on the European cycle is approximately 65mpg.

Thanks to its plug-in hybrid drive, most daily journeys can be undertaken in zero-emission all-electric mode, with an electric range of approximately 20 miles.

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