BMW i8

An entirely new concept of sports car. More efficient – for example due to intelligent lightweight construction with carbon and aerodynamic design. More sustainable – with highly efficient BMW eDrive technology and recyclable materials in the interior. Without forfeiting dynamics and its sporting appearance. No compromises, but instead the optimum combination of driving pleasure and responsibility. The BMW i8 is a plug-in-hybrid that brings together the advantages of an innovative electric motor and combustion engine technologies. The result is an extraordinary driving experience – with extremely low fuel consumption and low emissions.

4.4
Acceleration from 0 - 100Km/h in s
250 (electronically limited)
Top speed in Km/h
47.6
Combined fuel consumption in Km/L *
11.9
Electrical comsumption (KWh/100Km) **
49
CO2 emission in g/Km
37
Electrical range (Km)
* Fuel consumption is based on ECE test cycle
 
** electricity consumption is based on standard NEDC cycle
 
Exterior

Long wheelbase, short overhangs, a solid stance as it crouches on the street: the BMW i8 has all the characteristics of a full-blooded sports car. The front appears extremely low and wide. Everything is arranged to be optimally aerodynamic. At the same time, the flat, but prominent double kidney grille reveals the BMW genes. A V-shaped black band starts on the bonnet and dynamically wraps around the bodyshell to the rear.

Viewed from the side, the exaggerated wedge shape, the long drawn-out lines and the flat silhouette underscore the dynamics. Layering design, a method in which surfaces and lines overlap and interweave, produces an extremely sporty appearance all round. The surfaces join harmoniously, creating a compact and agile impression. Everything appears to come from a unified whole – thus lending the BMW i8 an extraordinarily powerful stature.

Interior

The sporty look of the exterior is continued seamlessly in the interior of the BMW i8. All elements are light and dynamically positioned. In the interior, the layering principle creates a novel relationship between functionality and clear form. Lightweight construction is also implemented visually; for example, the visible carbon elements in the door sill highlight the low weight of the BMW i8.

The classic sports car character and the typical BMW driver orientation are both equally prominent in the design. The centre console is aligned towards the driver. All the instruments and the digital instrument panel with its two large displays are easy to operate. All passengers have a low seating position and the narrow lightweight seats provide reliable support and outstanding of comfort even when cornering rapidly. The iDrive Controller is conveniently located on the centre console that optically bisects the vehicle.

Interior Design

Unmistakeable, sporty, modern and sustainable. The guiding idea behind the sports car of the future is also reflected in the design of colours and materials in the interior. HALO and CARPO Carum Spice Grey provides a choice of high-quality equipment lines. And bith demonstrates that sustainability and premium quality are by no means mutually exclusive – but, instead, harmonise in a manner that bodes well for the future. Best examples of this are the use of lightweight, recycled materials for the interior and leather that has been gently tanned with olive leaf extract.

Drive

The combination of an electric motor and a powerful petrol engine provides the foundation for one of the most innovative sports cars of our time – the BMW i8. The sporty character of the vehicle is evident at all times. Precise interplay between combustion engine and electric drive ensures efficiency and dynamism in equal measure.

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The combination of an electric motor and a powerful petrol engine provides the foundation for one of the most innovative sports cars of our time – the BMW i8. The sporty character of the vehicle is evident at all times. Precise interplay between combustion engine and electric drive ensures efficiency and dynamism in equal measure.