The Police in Dubai are known for needing and buying very expensive, fast and exotic cars for their force. You will see everything from a Porsche to a Lamborghini being used to chase down speeders and deadbeats.
They have very recently added a BMW i8 to their line-up in an apparent attempt to go a little bit green ( or maybe it is just that it is a fast supercar). The BMW i8 is an electric hybrid super fast sports car and a recent addition from BMW.
The video released is in Arabic ( we have a lot of readers that speak Arabic so this one is for them) but you do not need to hear the sound track to understand a great car. While it is electric mode it wont make any real sound at all.
|CO2 emissions in g/km||49|
|Consumption combined in l/100 km||2.1|
Range and charge time
|Electric range in km||37*|
|Electric range (mean customer value) in km||25-35|
|Maximum total range in km**||600*|
|Gross capacity of lithium-ion battery in kWh||7.1|
|Charging time of high-voltage battery in h at 3.7 kW/12 A (80 %)||2.5|
|Charging time of high-voltage battery in h at 16 A (Wallbox) (80 %)||2|
|Maximum speed on purely electric power in km/h||120|
|Maximum speed in km/h||250|
|Acceleration from 0–60 km/h on purely electric power in seconds||4.5|
|Acceleration from 0–100 km/h in seconds||4.4|
|Elasticity from 80–120 km/h in seconds (4th gear)||3.4|
|Elasticity from 80–120 km/h in seconds (5th gear)||4.0|
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