The internet has been abuzz with details about the pending BMW i8 for quite some time. We may have even contributed to the deluge of information here on the Rick Hendrick BMW blog. While in the past we were dealing with unconfirmed reports and even a little speculation, we're pleased to report that the model in question is gearing up for production.

Everyone at our Charleston, SC BMW dealer is very enthusiastic about this vehicle. After all, it isn't every day that you get to see a hybrid sports car in the steel. Reportedly, the racer can sprint from 0-60 mph in only 4.4 seconds. Furthermore, it delivers 362-hp and a gripping 420 lb-ft of torque. All the while, it achieves up to 94 mpg.

At this point you're likely thinking something like, "How is that possible?!" Well, it's a reality thanks to the advanced i8 powertrain. Consisting of a TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder gas engine at the rear and a 131-hp electric motor in the front, this setup is truly cutting edge. If you'd like to kick up those economy figures even further you can even opt to drive in all-electric mode for up to 22 miles. Furthermore, that electric motor can get you speeds as high as 75 mph.

Now that you've got a little more information, you’re likely as excited as we are about this supercar's debut. When we hear more about an official release date, we'll fill you in right here. Add our blog to RSS Feed today to stay in the know about all the latest BMW news.

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