• Mar 3rd 2011 at 10:49AM
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BMW EfficientDynamics i8 supercar in Abu Dhabi

The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics, which is now officially called the i8, has reportedly landed a role in the upcoming Mission Impossible: The Ghost Protocol flick. Earlier this month, the i8 was spotted on stage in Vancouver, British Columbia, where the crew is currently filming. The i8 supercar will supposedly share screen time with the 2012 BMW 6 Series.

The i8 is expected to be powered by a 328-horsepower three-cylinder diesel-hybrid powertrain. The ultra-lightweight production car is expected to dash from 0-100 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds and top out at 155 mph. During normal driving, the i8 supercar is estimated to achieve 62.5 miles per gallon, but we're pretty sure that the type of motoring that the i8 will be subject to in the Mission Impossible film won't include an abundance of "normal" driving.

When we'll see a production version of the i8 in showrooms is still unclear, though some reports claim that it will appear in 2013 at a price north of $160,000. So, about the same as ten movies tickets.

[Source: The Sun via All Cars Electric]

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      Looks like they need to inflate the front tires ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great, cool to see the car get a spot in MI4...now if they can promise that Tom Cruise won't be in it, I'll go see the movie!

      • 4 Years Ago
      That is a ridiculously beautiful car. I'd like to see more extravagant designs like that to carry over from the showrooms of the car shows to the dealerships and streets.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "So, about the same as ten movies tickets"

      Good humor Eric!!

      Despite the price it's a very interesting power train configuration. I like the 3 banger diesel. Pretty cool that a car w/ those perf stats can also deliver MPG.
      • 4 Years Ago
      some of you might recall me saying that the use of carbon fiber is a very interesting move but that they would find a way to mess even that up. unfortunately it seems I was right.
      in the 45minute press conference at geneva for the new bmw i sub brand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4god4ifOv0 the chief designer Adrian Van Hooydonk states that the use of carbon fiber will not reduce the weight of the vehicle.

      in an earlier interview about the concept car http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Search-Results/Industry-News/CAR-interviews-BMW-design-chief-Adrian-van-Hooydonk/
      he stated "It’s carbonfibre, painted and sanded, and the chassis is aluminium, so it’s really lightweight: 1400kg."

      the citroen C1 4-seater steel car weighs 792kg.
      the carbon fiber GM Ultralite 1992 concept 4-seater car weighed 635kg. incidentally quite similar construction to the BMW and all 3 cars have a 3 cylinder ICE.

      pathetic. against all reason they manage to fail.