BMW has launched new i8 sports hybrid car in India at Rs 2.29 crore (ex-showroom, India). Gorgeously styled and spiritedly racy, i8 has the potential to set new benchmarks for not only for its segment but also for entire range of automobiles. There is 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that produces 232 PS of max power. Augmenting this petrol engine is electric motor capable of 131 PS; taking the total power output to 363 PS. Total torque output from this combo stands at 570 Nm that in fact makes this hybrid silhouette quite a sprinter. BMW claims dash to 100 km/h run for i8 stands at just 4.4 seconds while electronically limited speed limit restricts at 250 km/h. Among the many striking features of i8, one that really stands out is its innovative and striking design.The car is powered by combination of electric motor and gasoline engine that combines to put out total output of 363 PS. More importantly, total torque output stands at 570 Nm; enabling i8 to sprint from dash to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. Top-speed of the car is electronically controlled at 250 km/h. Among the key positives of i8 are its sporty design and stylish exteriors though its exorbitant price won’t invoke hope of high sales.