BMW i8 price

BMW i8 price from $135,925

The revolutionary BMW i8 will have a starting price of $135,925 in the US. The plug-in hybrid, the first vehicle of its kind from the German firm, has the performance of a normal sports car but can still manage an amazing 94mpg.

The i8 can do 0-62mph in just 4.4 seconds with an electronically controlled top speed of 155mph. It has gullwing doors, and the combined 1.5liter TwinPower Turbo engine and eDrive motors have a combined power output of 362hp. Max torque is 420lb/ft.

The car has five different driving modes. The car has a range of 22 miles in purely electric mode, with a top speed of 75mph. COMFORT mode balances the electric and gasoline motors producing a range of over 310miles. SPORT mode uses the gasoline engine with the electric motor as a boost. ECO PRO mode produces the most energy efficient driving style, and can be used in both electric and hybrid modes.

Parking distance sensors, cruise control with automatic braking and rain sensors come as standard. Optional extras include a rear view camera, surround view camera, and a collision warning system which can recognise pedestrians and automatically implement the brakes.

A special charging station is included which allows drivers to charge the car at home.

As the BMW i8 is designed to be super eco-friendly, many of the materials used to make it are sustainably sourced and fabricated including the carbon fiber bodywork. BMW see it as “the sports car of the future”.

BMW i8 performance data

Performance
0-62mph: 4.4 seconds
Top speed: 155mph
Top speed electric: 75mph
Range electric: 22miles
Consumption: 94mpg combined
CO2: 59 g/km

Drive train
Engine: BMW TwinPower Turbo, 1.5liter inline 3/4
Output: 231hp
Torque: 236lb/ft
Electric motor: BMW eDrive
Output: 131hp
Torque: 184lb/ft
Total output: 362hp
Total torque: 420lb/ft

Transmission
6 speed automatic engine. Automatic, two stage electric motor

Build:
Doors: 2/4
Length/width/height: 184.6in/76.5in/51in
Weight: 3,285lb
Wheels front/rear: 20in light-alloy

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