http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/frankfurt-2013-bmw-finally-unwraps-i8-hybrid-and-its-a-beauty/ powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-three cylinder engine (a “triple”) produces 231 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. drives the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. there’s also an electric motor with 131 hp and 184 lb-ft, sent through the front wheels. Power comes from a 5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Total system output is 362 hp and 236 lb-ft, enough to get the i8 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The i8 can also drive up to 22 miles on electricity, at speeds up to 75 mph. $135,000 weak sauce.