BMW i8 Specifications
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The i8 Coupé could be described as an automotive manifesto, one that might just as well be saying: The future’s bright, the future’s fast, the future’s green. This is a car that is designed not just to attract admiring glances but travel swiftly while consuming less fuel and producing fewer emissions.

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Butterfly doors The i8’s conspicuous butterfly doors swing upwards, pivoting on a dihedral hinge that is positioned roughly between windscreen and bonnet, making the way clear to enter or exit the car.
Lightweight frame The vehicle’s lightweight frame aids performance, of course, but lightweight shouldn’t necessarily imply weakness. For instance, the i3’s roof is made with carbon fibre polymer, which is actually stronger and more rigid than steel.
Performance enhancing A supercar should ride on performance-enhancing wheels, which is why 20-inch light alloys are fitted, each sporting a spiffy BMW i W-spoke design.

Interior

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As one might surmise from its exterior appearance, the i8 boasts a stylish cabin that isn’t just designed to be a little showy but in fact possesses a very rational layout. There’s quite a lot of room in the front compartment, certainly enough for driver and co-passenger to feel nicely cocooned. While there are two seats in the rear of the car, these are best suited to accommodating younger travellers.

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Leather upholstery All four seats are upholstered in perforated i8-specific leather. Additionally, front seats are heated and electrically adjustable. While it’s undoubtedly an athletically disposed car, the i8 nevertheless features a pair of ISOFIX child seats in the rear.
Sporty accents As befits a car of its bearing, the i8 features a black-leather sport steering wheel, complete with Satin Silver accents – and gearshift paddles that make it easy to initiate up/downshifting.
Heat-insulated windows All-around green-tinted heat-insulated windows provide enhanced protection from the sun, not just in terms of reduced glare but by ensuring the cabin remains unduly affected by exterior temperatures.

Performance

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The i8’s sole engine option is a 1.5-litre petrol engine unit. In partnership with an electric motor, this produces 141bhp, 570Nm of torque, 0-60mph in roughly 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 155mph. It’s paired with six-speed automatic transmission too, which allows almost seamless shifting through the gears. That’s the performance side of things covered but what about efficiency? Well, this three-cylinder engine does very well in that regard, returning as much as 128.4mpg, while producing CO2 emissions from just 49g/km.

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Ultimate efficiency The new BMW i8 comes with figures that will more than impress, with up to 128.4mpg available from the hybrid engine.
Low-emissions motoring With CO2 emissions as low as 42g/km, you have the advantage of taking to the road with a clear conscience about your impact.
Charging options Whether at home or out on the road, the 360° ELECTRIC package has solutions that will keep you topped up.

Technology

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Among the i8’s numerous infotainment features is a 20GB hard disc drive, which is quite a lot of memory – useful for storing favourite tunes, spoken word books and the like. There’s also DAB radio, offering a host of stations in super-clear sound quality. Essentially, whatever you listen to, it will sound great because a Harman Kardon stereo system is included as standard. The vehicle also offers plenty of ways to connect. For instance, enhanced Bluetooth enables music streaming, hands-free phone communication and wireless charging. These and many other features can be accessed via the car’s 8.8-inch touchscreen display.

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BMW ConnectedDrive In conjunction with the BMW Connected+ app, you can enjoy a more immersive and engaging connection with your i8.
Harman Kardon An exceptional Harman Kardon sound system provides you with high-quality audio entertainment throughout every journey.
Smartphone connectivity Stream audio, access satellite navigation, and manage your communications safely with seamless smartphone integration.

Book a test drive

Why not take the pulse-quickening BMW i8 Coupé for a test drive? All you need to do is contact us online, by phone or in person as soon as you’re ready.

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