BMW is now concentrating on the development of the first cars to wear the �i� logo, hybrid range-extended and full-electric plug-in vehicles. The i8 plug-in hybrid sports car is scheduled to arrive in the market in 2013. 2013 BMW i8 Hybrid Sports Coupe is based on the 2009�s Vision Efficient Dynamics concept model, undergoing cold weather tests in Northern Europe. It was believed that the i8 would keep the concept model�s mechanical hardware with a 163HP 1.5-liter three-cylinder diesel engine located behind the back seats, and two electric motors, one positioned between the diesel engine and the six-speed double clutch transmission, and the other in the front of the vehicle.
BMW R&D chief Klaus Draeger revealed that the diesel unit will be replaced with a gasoline engine in the production model but while the electric motors will remain. �We want to sell it all over the world. Diesel is only really relevant to Europe,� Draeger was quoted as saying.
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