BMW i8 under production — behind-the-scenes photos

The BMW i8 will soon be the most expensive plug-in car on the market... well, sort of. Word is the i8 is already sold out. Still, the plug-in hybrid electric car is a beauty and many of us enjoy seeing every extra view of the i8 we can get. Design Boom recently got an inside look at the manufacturing process of the i8, so we couldn't couldn't help sharing a couple of the photos.

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You can see more close-up photos of the BMW i8 production process, including production of the lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic, the aluminum drive module, the electric motor, and more over on Design Boom.

Some actual details on the i8's performance, in case you missed those in previous articles, include: 23 miles of all-electric range, 112 MPGe, 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds, 50 to 75 mph in 2.6 seconds, combined 362 horsepower, and 420 lb-ft output of torque.

Cost? $135,700 in the US.

If the Design Boom photos aren't enough for you, check out several of BMW's i8 photos, or these BMW i8 videos released for the recent Winter Olympics in Sochi:

For a more accessible BMW electric car, one that is 100% electric and just above $40,000 before incentives, check out: The most efficient car in the United States is now the BMW i3 electric car.

Tags: BMW | Electric Cars | Electric Vehicles

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