At the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013, BMW revealed its production of a new sports car concept dubbed the BMW i8. One year later, the car was officially released in its homeland with a great welcome from car enthusiasts, especially those who are in the United Kingdom, the United…
At the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013, BMW revealed its production of a new sports car concept dubbed the BMW i8. One year later, the car was officially released in its homeland with a great welcome from car enthusiasts, especially those who are in the United Kingdom, the United States and of course Germany.
It also has BMW Apps integrating smartphone applications and BMW Remote Services allowing Android and Apple users to turn on climate control and lock the BMW i8 remotely.
The odometer looks quite stylish
The sports car boasts a full kit of standard safety features including
|BMW i8 2018 Spec|
|Ground Clearance||4.6 in|
|Rear Track||67.8 in|
|Front Track||64.7 in|
|Interior – General|
|Cargo Volume||4.7 cu. ft|
|Cargo Volume (Seats Folded)||TBD|
|Interior – Front Row|
|Head Room||38.7 in|
|Leg Room||43.1 in|
|Shoulder Room||56.7 in|
|Interior – Second row|
|Head Room||32.4 in|
|Leg Room||28.2 in|
|Shoulder Room||49.6 in|
|Power||228 hp @ 5800 rpm|
|City Fuel Economy||TBD|
|Torque||236 lb-ft @ 3700 rpm|
|Highway Fuel Economy||TBD|
|Layout||All Wheel Drive|
|Front Suspension||Double Wishbone|
5.1. BMW i8 2018 engine
The BMW i8 2018 is powered by a 1.5-L inline 3-cylinder turbocharged engine mated to a 7.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor. The gas engine works in a conjunction with a 6-speed automatic gearbox to power the rear wheels while the electric combines with an integrated 2-speed automatic transmission to drive the front wheels. Work together, the two engines generate 357 hp and 570 Nm of torque.
The BMW i8 2018 is powered by a 1.5-L inline 3-cylinder turbocharged engine
For the battery, it takes 3.5 hours to fully charge it through a standard 120 V garage outlet. If you upgrade the charger to 240 V or charge the car in a public dedicated charging station, it just spends 1.5 hours. And the maximum distance for a fully-charged battery is 15 miles.
When it comes to the performance, with 357 hp in maximum output, the BMW i8 brings a good performance for the driver from daily trips to rough rides. For the car’s fuel economy, the BMW i8 guzzles 28 mpg and reaches 330 miles between fill-ups. This promises to bring the driver enjoyable and exciting experience while driving.
With 357 hp in maximum output, the BMW i8 brings a good performance for the driver from daily trips to rough rides
With a perfect combination of the excellent braking system and a smoothly strong acceleration, the BMW i8 showcases a surprising performance on the road. The i8 offer an impressive acceleration with a full throttle.
The i8 offer an impressive acceleration with a full throttle
Thanks to an equal balance between gravity’s low center and weight distribution, the car boasts a great ability of handling. The suspension is adjustable, allowing the i8 to excellently tackle winding roads and also harsh terrains.
It is also ideal to drive a BMW i8 on city roads as Sport mode can defeat any downright ground on low-quality streets.
|BMW i8 2018 Pros and Cons|
Everything considered, from the exotic design, attractive cues to great performance, the BMW i8 2018 is a winning vehicle. Though it’s still not completely perfect, we still heartily recommend checking out the i8 if you’re shopping for a two-door sports car.
In conclusion, AUTOMOTIVENG is keeping alive the hope that our BMW i8 2018 Review has helped you fill in the gaps in your knowledge of the latest BMW i8