throughout its 100-year history, BMW has developed vehicles of all kinds. Two of its pillars today are the division of sports BMW M and who cares about the environment BMW r. Compare cars of both departments could be unfair due to the different focus and concept of each one. However, there are two models that keep some similarities: the BMW M4 and the BMW i8.
If at first we can define it as a warrior of the old school, the second would be a vision of the future loaded technology. And how do you face up to two vehicles so different? With a ‘drag race’, a drag race in which the winner is the first to complete the quarter mile. The M4 has an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, while the i8 does it in 4.4 seconds. Who will win?
The powerful engine turbo gasoline six cylinders and 3.0 liters of the BMW M4 develops a power of 431 HP and 550 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the system plug-in hybrid the BMW i8 combines a gasoline engine three-cylinder 1.5-liter and an electric for a total of 362 HP. Even though there is a difference in power is substantial, the i8 benefits from the awd and the immediate delivery of the electrical power.
this is demonstrated in the video, where the BMW i8 takes a few meters out to the BMW M4. As they progress meters, the distances are trimming but finally the fourth of a mile, leaves no room for comeback. photo finish shown as the winner by the smallest of the BMW i8, making it clear that the hybrid propulsion systems do not have why be boring.
Source – Top Gear
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