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BMW i8 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1490 kg (3285 lbs)
Power / weight 246 ps (243 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 383 Nm (282 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2013
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.2 s
0 - 200 kph 14.4 s
0 - 60 mph 3.6 s
0 - 100 mph 9.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.2 s @ 94.4 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s @ 116.2 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 10.2 s

More acceleration times

BMW i8 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type 3/4
Displacement 1.5 l (92 ci)
Power 367 ps (362 bhp / 270 kw)
Torque 570 Nm (420 lb-ft)
Power / liter 245 ps (241 hp)
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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uptownfunker  2y ago

Interesting how the power-to-weight and power-per-liter ratios are similar....I bet no other stock production car is like that!


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V8Supercar1  3y ago

Cool car. But come on, that engine sound is completely fake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqr_R9QTRYw&feature=em-uploademail


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BR2+  3y ago

Well is be curious as to what people would get on a Dyno test, Im sure MT will give us one soon. The M5 making 600Bhp, The new M3/M4 making closer to 500Bhp, M6 Making 650Bhp, It certainly would not surprise me in the least if this was making 400Hp, 0 Rpm launch, 3300Lbs, 2 speed, We all no the advantages, But i still have my doubts.


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saxy  3y ago

power figures are not really bloated. I guess electric motors are more efficient, and the enormous torque is good in a straight line. The Porsche 911 base model has 345hp and does 100mph in 9.7, 1/4 in 12.4. seems fair.

This car is quite impressive but to call it their flagship and "911 eater" is a bit far fetched. But I think the looks of the car already make it so desirable to buy right now, because it looks like something from a movie set in those 2025 futuristic movies


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BR2+  3y ago

So the first acceleration test done of the I8....And im not dissapointed, Somewhat surprised, Then you relize its a Bmw, SO its not putting down what is really claimed, Still good, Damn good numbers for a 360Bhp(Yeah right) car.

0-60Mph 3.8s
0-100Mph 9.6s
1/4 Mile 12.4@113.2Mph
Weight 3,361Lbs

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2014-bmw-i8-test-review


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BR2+  4y ago

The I8 starts at £99,895, not sure how much I would have thought, Also, I didn't know this, but its a 4 seater! :O

I still maintain the interior is fantastic, But at 100k, Id rather have a GT3, Or save myself a hell of a lot, and buy the M4 or Stingray, Still not into this electric hybrid crap yet, But the price wasn't as bad(I think) as I was expecting.


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Shaggy  4y ago

@Lafars: Now that you've mentioned it, it is the first mid-engined BMW since the M1.


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lafars  4y ago

Something I just thought of: this is BMWs first mid-engined since the M1 in the 70s


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BR2+  4y ago

Id rather have an M3..

I really hate to agree with Hans, but the proportions are pretty messed up, just look at that rear overhang, I don't care if its for aero or not, you can make a car look good from every angle. Theres a lot of development costs in this thing, but I wonder if that's enuff to justify its price tag?

I maintain the Interior is really really nice, just about better then any Audi or possibly Mercedes, Porsche, But still 127k/135k is not cheap.


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muse  4y ago

Georg R8 is 3 cm lower than I8...


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Hans  4y ago

I have seen i8 prototype and it was looks ugly as on the pictures. I don't like it. Proportions are f*cked up.


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aaaa  4y ago

@Georg: I take it that since you were on 3 hours ago, you must have seen what's been going on with the site lately, don't you have a "ban IP" button to finally get rid of all the trolls? I understand that deleting everything they added takes a long time, but can't you or one of the other admins at least ban them to prevent further crap from being posted? (or am I mistaken?)


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Georg  4y ago

have seen the first BMW i8 on public road ... that thing is extreme flat, the front is so flat that a Audi a R8 looks to it like a high SUV.
Looks in real world super hot... better than on any picture..

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BR2+  4y ago

Doubt it, M8 comes last, Just bring a New /845LI/850I/860CSI then an M8, The last one looked good, along with a V12, but was rather heavy and a bit expensive, but whatever.

And supposedly you guys will be paying $135,920 for this WITHOUT options.., Very expensive, I think at that price, id rather have something else, Specially at that price range, regardless of how unique it may be.


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Fangio Man  4y ago

"BMW should be working on an //M8, not an I8... ;)"

I am glad to tell you they work on a M8! The M8 is planned to be a car with a bodywork similar to the i8's. They want to put a 600 PS engine in the 1500 kg light car. Release is set for 2016.


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Shaggy  4y ago

@ Mental: I agree with you, and I'm a Mopar man. ;)
Missionary, what an idiot.


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BR2+  4y ago

I Agree. They should be working on an 8Series, Not an I8, Well I don't really mind that they made this, just the name 8 shouldn't be there, Maybe I9.

I would also take a StingRay over this, Unless im a Brand whore, which im not, or worried about MPG, I don't see any reason to buy this over a StingRay, Its somewhat more unique being what it is, But I think its price is a "Bit" to high, But only from first impressions. Interior is fantastic though.

@Mental

Don't you know? You have to be American to Like American cars, And likewise, Only Georg, Hans, DeDe, can like the Bmw I8.


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Flabernat  4y ago

BMW should be working on an //M8, not an I8... ;)


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Mental  4y ago

LOL, missionary... So if I praised the Corvette, I must be an American then?... LOL, what a logic...

Anyways, I don't care about your hatred... However, Corvette pretty much succeeded in every aspect, and it provides the best performance for its money (and I'm a Porsche-man). You can't go against this fact..... Me thinking you are simply jealous.

In addition, paying 50k for the C7 Corvette, I would safe $80k. So I wouldn't really care about the fuel economy. i8 fuel economy will give benefit over Vette's only after few years, so honestly.. who cares... Moreover, for $80k I could make a C7 an Absolute Track-Beast. And I will be happy enjoying the V8 sound, blitz-performance, and good ride-quality; I don't care what you think.

But what amuses me the most. Are you really satisfied with the weak 3-cyl engine in a BMW supercar?; a car that should have already destroyed that "unwise" Corvette for its money? That's certainly not enough... Its performance per money is not serious... Don't you want to see i8 a real supercar, being on par with the NSX prototype. I do.

And finally, believe, my brain is way more educated than your's which certainly is not capable to get something higher than 110 iQ level........ "I'm American".. LOL.


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BR2+  4y ago

@Missionary

Well..Your name says it all...And I don't mean the job..

Rather have the P85, Looks better, faster, more room, name isn't as good, but look what you get. and ill save a few quid here.

But my god, that rear end and those rear pillars are frickin disgusting, just ruin the car.


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Flabernat  4y ago

@missionary
You said do not be so close minded, but then you say corvette, which is good only at burning tyres. You have just proven that anything you have to say is invalid, and you are obviously a troll. Go home...
(or anywhere else, just not here)


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missionary  4y ago

omg! mental, you american idiot! why do you stupid people always have to compare any other car with your ****ing corvette? it is not as perfect as you think... you are acting as if, corvette is number one in the automotive world, and everything else is shit... do not be so close minded.

furthermore, i8 and corvette are absolutely different cars! the only they have in common is performance. comparing these two is stupid. and unlike corvette, which is good only at burning tyres, i8 provides performance + wise engineering + impressive fuel economy. it combines the best qualities. and have you just told that corvette is more fuel-efficient than i8? corvette gets 29 mpg, i8 gets 113 mpg. or these numbers are too complicated for your poorly educated brain? you suck lol

you insane man/girl can live in the past century and enjoy your cheap ecologically harmful plastic toy. but evolution goes further with cars as this i8. the only ****ing pathentic substance is your mental brain.


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BR2+  4y ago

Wow, €127,000, Im actually not sure what to price this at, but its more expensive in Euros that I would have thought, As of know, I don't see why, give it time I might.

The interior is fantastic! The rear end is one of THE worst ive ever seen, did Chris Bangle design the rear?..

The overall shape and front don't look bad, but that rear and those weird ass rear over lap lght hinges are straight appauling, my god, blehh.

Im surprised they went with Butterfly doors and not normal ones, but being this kind, they just had to signify something.

But for that price, or even a lot less, id rather have a 2nd hand E46 CSL. The BEST Bmw ever made IMO.


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Piorun  4y ago

@lafars
Link plz
I feel this car much better than those Audi concepts.
-lighter,
-itrully could have pretty good fuel consumption.
-look modern and oryginal
-rwd based

Do i need more HP? Mayabe.
It may be a car for someone that already hae some sport machine in garage like
Ford Mustang GT500 beceause seems like this car is opposite to it.

Just cool gadget-stuff, but usefull gadget and it make sense.

starting to like those BMW sport hybrids, and i dont like Audis 2 tone V8, V10 hybrid concepts.


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lafars  4y ago

@piorun

it's an engineer-car, it's BMWs first car with a carbon-chassis and listen to harry metacafe reviewing it, doesn't dissapiont him (last part goes to everyone)


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Jankes  4y ago

This 1.5 l it's going to be slower than 2.5 l in a hatchback.


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Piorun  4y ago

its a gadget-car, it has no point for exist, but people like it, beceause its diffrent, stylish and modern.

I find it pretty cool to say; may car hae 1.5 liter 3 cylinde engine and is faster then yours 4liter V8...

funny stuff, its not serious car.


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Shaggy  4y ago

The car looks awesome in black, downright sinister, but at the same time, it's disappointing, the car looks a lot faster than it is, and the worst part is, it's a hybrid. Honestly, who puts a 3 cylinder engine in a car like this? I don't like it.


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Mental  4y ago

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500 km range, 2 l/km in a hybrid mode; 4-hour full recharge, 35 km battery range, and top speed 120 kph - not bad, but neither a record. BUT, take into account uno momento: the pricing for the i8 starts at $135,925... What a rip-off... BMW i8 is like a Porsche 918, just muuuuuch lower class. Of course, for its 360 horses it would be fast enough, but for a supercar.. no..... This i8 is too Green biased...

For that money I could afford a C7 Corvette, getting a supercar performance, V8 sound and actually get a better fuel economy...

Actually, BMW crapped down only because of the wrong engine choice. If they used M5's 575 PS / 680 Nm BiTurbo V8 as a basis + 130 PS / 250 Nm e-motor, we would get a proper hybrid-supercar, BMW's real halo car. Unfortunately, it comes to be M1 the first and the last BMW's supercar...

Ah, better BMW made a M8: no hybrid, but a 6+ liter V12 outputting 650 PS and a curb weight of 1000 kg. Yeah.


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Mental  4y ago

Yes, it's a production car already. The i8, which was supposed to be BMW's halo supercar. And I'm totally disappointed...

Well, I begin with the car's pros. The exterior. The front and side look Gorgeous! Sinister black, schick-modern, very exotic. Those lines are simply fantastic. The interior is magnificent too. But the rear end, however, is pretty much awful; it does look overdone and squashed.

But now... when it comes to the power aggregate.. that's a complete disappointment... 362 hp combined power in a BMW's flagman? In a supercar?!?!... What a poverty... I'm LOLing and facepalming at the same moment... 1.5 liter 3-pot 230 hp / 320 Nm engine would be perfect for a 1-series or Mini; but for an i8 that's just not serious... And then electric motor, that cannot really rescue the car's performance. i8 is claimed to accelerate to 100 in 4.4 sec and have a limited top speed of 250 kph... That's slower than the outgoing M3! Just ****ing pathetic...

OK, so maybe is not oriented on performance? Maybe it has something else Mega-impressive? The body panels are made of carbon-fiber and other lightweight materials, and it weighs 1490 kg; not bad, but neither perfect. However, the weight distribution is claimed to be 50/50, and it's RWD. So there are hopes the car to be balanced and maneuverable enough... but senseless to use it on the track, there is enough power only to outperform Audi TT RS...

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