It is official: Testing on the 2014 BMW i8 Production Prototype has begun. The general shape of the i8 stays true to the concept, from the layering on the deck lid and spoiler to the skirting. It is hard to tell if the production model will get upward angled opening doors. In this production test mule the wheels are wider and more conventional then the concept. Here are some vital stats, this can change anytime between now and 2014.

  • 3-cylinder Gasoline engine (164kw) in rear with i3’s electric motor (limited to 96 kW) in front
  • 550 Nm (300Nm Gasoline engine + 250 Nm electric motor)
  • 3 driving modes – Electric, Gas, or both engines at once
  • 1,480 kg
  • 0-100kph (62mph): 4.6 seconds
  • Top speed: 250kph (limited)
  • 2.7 L/100km fuel economy
  • 35km pure electric range
  • 4 seater
  • 50:50 distribution
  • Market Launch: 2014

More Pictures after the Jump below.