The brand new BMW i8 sports car and i3 city car are future of BMW design according to the company. The two electric cars were hit the stage at the 2012 LA Auto show debuting BMW's upcoming designs. Both concept cars are electric. The i3 Coupe Concept uses a 170 hp electric motor to power the rear wheels. The lithium ion battery back is placed low in the floor for best weight distribution.The i8 Roadster Concept pushes the electric fun factor to the maximum. The i8 uses BMW eDrive system that combines a turbocharged combustion engine with an electric motor and battery for a combined 354 hp.