Introducing the BMW i8
Quite possibly one of the most futuristic road cars to ever be sold. The BMW i8 looks exactly like a concept car, and certainly stands out for all the right reasons.
The BMW i8 is truly revolutionary - the first premium sports car with the consumption and emission values of a compact car. Innovative construction, ground-breaking use of materials, aerodynamic design and wealth of intelligent BMW EfficientDynamics features.
The use of recyclable materials makes the interior a model of sustainability. The result is pure driving pleasure, with the smallest possible carbon footprint. Below the bonnet, the BMW i8’s plug-in hybrid engine brings together the advantages of electromobility and innovative engine technology for extraordinarily dynamic driving and extremely low consumption and CO2 emissions.
Take one look at the BMW i8 and it's hard not to think of a concept car. In fact, the entire shape follows the BMW i design philosophy, encompassing the V-shaped 'black belt'. Remove the roof in the i8 Roadster for an open air experience of the future.
The prominent, iconic kidney grille is of course present on this stunning sports car; some may even call it a supercar, thanks to the truly awe-inspiring looks.
Incredibly unique on the road, the i8 features a angular stream-flow design, Aero Curtains, ultra-sharp LED lights and even dihedral doors - moving forwards and upwards for even more space age flair.
Interior and Technology
A high quality number of leather trims are available for the BMW i8, including but not limited to 'Carpo Ivoy White/Black in BMW i Spheric Full leather', along with 'Halo Dalbergia Tan/Black in BMW i Exclusive natural leather with cloth accentuator'.
A digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment display and ergonomically crafted interior cocoon the driver for a more focused driving environment.
Seats follow the motorsport-inspired bucket seat design, yet offer far more comfort and luxury, and are complemented by blue seat belts in selected models, further implementing the BMW i philosophy.
Economy and Performance
You may think that due to the BMW i8's supercar and space age looks that it may well use a gigantic engine that uses a lot of fuel. In fact, it harnesses electric power to great effect, meaning the powertrain is actually a more efficient 1.5-litre, three-cylinder engine, boosted by a powerful electric motor, to produce a total of 374hp.
This leads to exceptional acceleration and performance, with the i8 sprinting from 0-62mph in as little as 4.4 electrifying seconds.
Making use of both an efficient turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor means both the Coupé and Roadster versions can achieve 32 miles on electric charge only and up to 128mpg on the official average cycle. For such a space age-looking sports car with exhilarating performance, this is an impressive achievement.
Standard specification on the i8 Coupé includes:
- Adaptive LED headlights
- BMW Display key
- Cruise Control with braking function
- Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear
- Dihedral doors
- BMW i Spheric Full leather upholstery, perforated
- Apple CarPlay® preparation
- BMW ConnectedDrive Services
- 8.8" Touch Control display
- Digital Cockpit
- Loudspeaker system – harman/kardon
- Navigation system – BMW Professional Multimedia
- 20" light alloy BMW i W-spoke style 470 wheels
- Brake calipers, High-gloss Black with BMW i Blue accent
(in replacement/addition to i8 Coupé):
- Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging
- i8 logo projection with open doors
- Retractable soft-top roof
- Roadster designation on B-pillar
- Seat adjustment – front, electric with driver memory
- Travel package
- Two seat configuration
- WiFi hotspot preparation
Arrange Your Test Drive in the BMW i8
A superbly styled, ultra-futuristic sports car. No matter if you opt for the BMW i8 Coupé or Roadster, the incredible looks, exhilarating performance, renowned BMW luxury and fine craftsmanship all equal a truly captivating ownership proposition.
To experience this technologically advanced model for yourself, book a test drive at your nearest Stratstone BMW retailer today.