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BMW i8 Specs

Power 228 hp
Transmission Automatic
Seating 4 seats
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes

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Things We Like in i8

Exterior design

Progressive engine

Excellent in-car technology

Things We Dont Like in i8

Substandard interior plastic quality

Low practicality

Uncomfortable ingress and ingress 


Recent Updates of BMW i8

BMW has introduced a new i8 Roadster safety car for Formula E. With the new rear wing and a shortened front windscreen, it is ready to hit the track. It was unveiled at the “Yacht Club de Monaco” on the eve of the Monaco E-Prix. It will now join the BMW i8 Coupé safety car, which was previously used as the world's first safety car that can be used with an open cockpit. Talking about the technical modifications, the most striking modification is done to the front windscreen, which is shorter than the production model.  

This car now flaunts a more dynamic appearance. It is equipped with M Carbon Ceramic Brakes, an FIA-approved roll bar, a front splitter and a rear wing for additional downforce. It also has a communication antenna, a GPS antenna, a rearview camera and an extensive communication system in the cockpit. 

BMW i8 Price

The i8 is priced between $147,500 and $163,300 .

BMW i8 Variants

There are 2 variants available of i8: Coupe and Roadster.

BMW i8 Features

The feature list of i8 includes Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device and Anti-Theft Alarm in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Automatic Climate Control, Heater, Engine Start/Stop Button, On Board Computer, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddle, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Low Fuel Warning Light, Keyless Entry and Centre Console Armrest.

Features for Entertainment & communication include Navigation System, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB & Auxiliary Input, Speakers Front and Integrated 2DIN Audio.

BMW i8 Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Leather Seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Digital Clock, Digital Odometer, Electric Adjustable Seats, Driving Experience Control Eco and Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank.

BMW i8 Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rain Sensing Wiper, Rear Window Defogger, Alloy Wheels, Removable Convertible Top and Integrated Antenna.

BMW i8 Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag-Front, Driver Airbag, Anti-Lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Seat Belt Warning, Crash Sensor, Engine Check Warning, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams, Door Ajar Warning and Traction Control.

BMW i8 2022 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
BMW i8 Coupe $147,500 *
OTR Price
228 hp, Automatic , 4 seats, Petrol
BMW i8 Roadster $163,300 *
OTR Price
228 hp, Automatic , 2 seats, Petrol

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BMW i8 Review

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i8 Overview

BMW i8 is one of the most stunning sportscar and arguably the most aesthetically pleasing plug-in hybrid of all time. Regrettably, the design seems to be the only department in which this futuristic hybrid machine seems to be leading the way. Except for the hypercar-spaceship design language, there is nothing exciting about this hybrid machine. Whether it is the all-electric driving range or the performance of its powertrain, BMW i8 cannot match the performance of a fine sports car or the efficiency of a frugal plug-in hybrid available in the market today. BMW i8’s silver lining is the vision it represents which was marked as a pioneering milestone by the Bavarian company in the hybrid sportscar segment.

In 2018, a soft-top Roadster version of the BMW i8 coupe was added to the car's lineup. The convertible now features an electric two-piece soft-top folding roof which falls away neatly into space where the rear seats used to be and unlike the coupe, the roadster only gets two-seat set up in lieu of the two-plus-two arrangement of the hard-top variant. The electric driving range of the Roadster has also been enhanced to offer three extra miles on a full charge.

BMW i8’s infotainment system is now powered by the company’s iDrive 6.0 software which only supports Apple CarPlay. The system can be accessed by an 8.8-inch touchscreen panel which sits on top of the dashboard. The iDrive 6.0 system is quite intuitive and can also found in some of the more inexpensive Beemers. Other standard features shared between the two variants include 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension, leather-trimmed seats and the optional ‘Tera World’ package which adds blue accents to the car’s exterior and features black brake calipers.

BMW’s approach with the i8 was one of design versus practicality but even so, the passenger in the front seat and the driver don’t feel cramped in their respective spaces. The space occupied by the folding top in the Roadster features two jump seats in the Coupe. 

BMW i8 is powered by a hybrid unit which comprises of a 1.5-liter, turbocharged 3-cylinder gas engine which comes mated to a pair of electric motors powered by an 11.6 kWh battery pack. The battery pack can be charged to a 100% capacity in 3 hours and the hybrid powertrain produces a combined power output of 369 BHP and 420 lb-ft of torque. Both variants get an all-wheel-drive system but varying 0 to 60 acceleration times. The Coupe accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds whereas the Roadster takes 4.4 seconds to complete the same sprint.

BMW I8's EPA fuel economy at 69 MPG seems quite impressive especially considering the 11.1-gallon fuel tank, however, these stats are not corroborated in real-world MPG reports by i8 owners. These reports claim that i8 does not fare well against best-in-class hybrids but still manages to trump most sports cars when it comes to fuel economy. For driver-assistance systems and safety features, BMW i8 only gets automated emergency braking, forward collision warning and front, and rear parking sensors as standard.

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    Joshua 09 Jul, 2019 for BMW i8

    I feel lucky enough to own such a great car with a spaceship design and robust powertrain. I never expected a sports car to handle so easily in the city. I was very scared and sceptical about whether I would be able to handle such great power figures. But it feels so easy to drive around the city. An open Read More

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