New BMW i8 Hybrid Delivers a Powerful Sports PunchLast Updated: December 3, 2017
Check out the new BMW i8, €149,860 worth of innovative electric and tradition combustion propulsion that delivers a powerful sporting punch with low consumption and emissions.
The new BMW i8 lives up to the car-maker’s promise to deliver one of the most innovative sports cars of our time. Beyond the immediate impact of its breathtaking gull-wing door design—evoking the pop culture thrill of Back to the Future’s time-travelling DeLorean—the new BMW i8 impresses all round. With the minor exception of rear seats that many motoring pundits have regarded as superfluous and useful for little more than storing baggage or luggage, the new BMW i8 has been hailed as a breathtaking package of advanced automobile technology, engineering and design.
The long wheelbase, short overhangs, precise lines, and sweeping silhouette never fail to create the visual impression that the new BMW i8 is powering ahead, even when it is standing still. The gull-wing door configuration means that the BMW i8 packs a powerful emotional punch, not only in terms of its iconic design (future-retro), but also a sporty allure that separates it from the competition.
2. New BMW i8 Interior & Comfort
The design and layout of the interior of the new BMW i8 is fully in keeping with the contemporary beauty and sleek aerodynamism of the exterior. the earthy tones of the leather seats and wheel make for a contemporary, high-tech feel, with lots of space and comfort, too.
BMW’s design team has incorporated reclaimed wood veneer & fabric, and recycled fibre content for the upholstery and panelling. The cabin has a low seating position for driver and passenger (as we’ve said, the rear seats constitute little more than space for storage), meaning that occupants are truly engirdled by motoring awesomeness! There is a spartan feel to the layout that might not be to everyone’s taste, but which conveys the message that this is a car for driving, with no room for nonsense. The centre console aligns to the driver side, and there is a digital instrument panel with two large user-friendly display.
3. Efficiency & Convenience
As a plug-in hybrid with eDrive, the new BMW i8 gets up to 76 MPGe fuel efficiency, far beyond conventional sports cars with comparable performance. And next to other plug-in hybrids, its dynamic sportiness is truly unmatched.
4. New BMW i8 Performance
The innovative electric motor of the i8, sitting on the front axle, and the TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder engine that drives the rear axle combine for incredible performance on the road.
On continuous electric use, the i8 will drive for approximately 14 miles, making all-electric mode absolutely ideal for exclusively in-town use.
Lightweight materials in its build make the i8 as aerodynamic and sporty as possible. The two-part structure also uses aluminium and carbon fibre reinforced plastic for their rigidity and extreme lightness.