International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency

The BMW i8: the sports car of a new generation.

The basic principle of Efficient Dynamics – more driving pleasure, less consumption – has been consistently applied in the BMW i8. The plug-in hybrid combines the performance
characteristics of a purebred sports car (from 0–100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.4 seconds) with the fuel consumption of a small economy car (2.1 l/100 km / 49 g CO2 / km). As a result, the BMW i8 is the trailblazer of a new generation of sports cars that are defined not only by performance, but also by intelligent solutions to the challenges of individual mobility of the future.
The BMW i8 boasts an entirely new sports car design featuring many aerodynamically refined details. The interior of this 2+2 seater conveys a sensation of sporty self-assuredness with a modern driver-oriented cockpit design.
The BMW eDrive technology of the BMW i8 is combined with a completely new 1.5-liter, three-cylinder combustion engine. Power from the two motors (electric at the front and petrol at the rear) is transferred to the road without any noticeable interruption of traction and, in SPORT mode, using four-wheel drive technology. The vehicle range is about 35 kilometers (approx. 22 miles) when powered exclusively with electricity.


BMW Traffic and Mobility Services - Intelligent solutions for everyday life on the move.

Additionally to BMW i vehicle-showcases at the ITF, BMW Group will present innovations on traffic and mobility technologies that can play an essential role to make individual mobility more flexible and sustainable, focusing on urban areas.

The BMW Lounge will offer participants an overview on BMW products and R&D activities on traffic and mobility solutions and the chance to discuss the potential of cooperational traffic management systems.
Exclusively for the ITF 2014, BMW equipped all BMW shuttle-service vehicles with the strategic routing service, a BMW Connected Drive innovation topic. Strategic routing is committed to offer flexible and adaptive navigation in urban agglomerations by incorporating local traffic management measures.

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Helmut-Joseph Schramm (Head of Production of Electric Vehicles BMW Plant Leipzig) interview