INTRODUCING THE ELECTRIC SIDE OF BMW. The future is now the present. Were living it. And these revolutionary vehicles? Theyre real and you can actually drive them. More specifically, you can experience 420 lb-ft of thrilling torque in the plug-in hybrid BMW i8 and launch from 0 to 30 mph in 3.5 seconds in one of the fastest BMWs off the line, the all-electric BMW i3. This is pure BMW performance coupled with BMWs innovative eDrive technology. CARBON FIBER REINFORCED PERFORMANCE. Rethinking mobility from the ground up, BMW decided to use Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) to construct the foundation for both the BMW i3 and the BMW i8. This material is as strong as steel, but half the weight, resulting in incredibly responsive acceleration, impressive handling, and undeniable efficiency. The use of CFRP in mass production vehicles is truly unprecedented and speaks to BMWs pioneering mentality toward the future of mobility.