The BMW i8 is a hybrid vehicle which was first introduced under the label Vision EfficientDynamics at the 2009 IAA as a study. Meanwhile, the BMW i8 will be produced as a sports car with hybrid technology to competitors such as the Tesla Roadster and the Fisker Karma. In addition to the BMW i3 as small cars, the Bavarian Group is expanding its ambitions in the area of "clean" drive systems. For this purpose, the sports car by two electric motors and a turbocharged diesel engine with three cylinders is driven. Due to this configuration, the BMW i8 obtains a system output of approximately 356 hp and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. The sports car sprints from a standstill in 4.8 seconds to 100 km / h and the top speed of the BMW i8 is electronically limited at 250 km / h As a plug-in hybrid, the BMW i8 cars will consume only 3.8 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, which introduces a theoretical range of almost 700 kilometers. The two-seater features a variety of assistance systems, which are intended to make the driver 's life in the BMW i8. Many parts of the sports car, as already manufactured in the BMW i3 made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics to keep the weight of the hybrid cars below 1,000 kg.