BMW i8 Review Price, Cost, and Specs

BMW i8 new has forever been underappreciated. Indeed, it’s got kooky styling and a little three-cylinder motor, but it’s fun to push and makes you feel like you regard try out for Rogue Squadron when you jump after the engine. BMW i8 black concluded that the best way to get people to pay deference to the i8 once and for all would be to fell the roof off and chop it did, but this is no poor hack job designed to turn the i8 Roadster into a flexible-flyer. The changes externally are minimal, with few design differences between the 2018 and 2019 coupe. But the big news is the roadster, which loses the two vestigial “plus 2” rear seats in favor of a power-retractable soft-top and separates articulated rear window. newcarandbike


2019 BMW i8 extra boost from the more powerful battery and the motor is not readily noticed in routine driving; the added range makes a bit of a difference. Range in EV mode has increased from 15 to 18 miles according to BMW i8 price, and it is likely to drive electrically at up to 80 mph. The divined area turned out to be surprisingly accurate on our drive. If you like the electrical driving experience, the BMW i8 2018 gives you more of that smooth glide, operating with the front motor only. Selecting the default hybrid mode removes range anxiety, and there’s still a Sports mode to optimize performance. In the Sport setting the car issues an artificial growl while managing the engine working at all presents, with the electronic motor giving an instant rush of energy when you want it. The electric-assisted gas motor is mated to a six-speed automatic, while the front engine drops into its own two-speed electric.

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Though the BMW i8 engine is a low volume luxury sports car having sold less than 500 copies in the U.S. in 2017 and less than 5,000 as its inception it’s the world’s highest selling plug-in hybrid games car to date. Maybe that’s because there are no other plug-in hybrid sports cars on the market, but multiple competitors are in the works.

BMW i8 Specifications:

DETAILS

  • Year: 2019
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: i8
  • Bodystyle: Convertible
  • Doors: 2 door
  • Engine: 1.5L I-3 cyl
  • Transmission: 6 speed automatic
  • Drive Line: All-wheel Drive
  • Fuel Type: Premium Unleaded
  • Exterior Color: Crystal White Pearl Metallic w BMW I Frozen Blue
  • Interior Color: E-Copper Exclusive
  • VIN: WBY2Z6C5XKVB82869
  • Model Code: 19IH
  • Stock #: B4002

BMW i8 FEATURES

  • Diversity antenna Speaker type:
  • harman/Kardon Primary LCD size:
  • 8.8″ Radio data system
  • Wireless phone connectivity:
  • Bluetooth FM radio:
  • SiriusXM 1st row LCD monitors:
  • 2 Speakers: 11

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SAFETY AND SECURITY

  • Integrated roll-over protection
  • Traction control
  • Brake assist
  • Knee airbag
  • Electronic stability

POWERTRAIN

  • Mode select transmission
  • Horsepower:228hp @ 5,800RPM
  • Hybrid traction battery all-electric range: 18 miles
  • Transmission: 6 speed automatic
  • Variable valve control Engine liters: 1.5
  • Manual-shift auto
  • Torque: 236 lb.-ft. @ 3,700RPM
  • Number of valves: 12
  • Drive type: all-wheel drive
  • Hybrid traction battery capacity (kWh): 12
  • Hybrid electric powertrain type: full plug-in
  • Compressor: intercooled turbo
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