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BMW i8 specs
|Price in Europe||€126,000|
|Price in US||$148,495 - $152,195|
|Curb weight||1490-1512 kg (3285-3333 lbs)|
|Gas mileage||6.9 l/100 km (34 mpg US / 41 mpg UK)|
|Insurance group||50 / 50|
|0 - 30 mph||1.9 s|
|0 - 40 mph||2.7 s|
|0 - 50 mph||3.5 s|
|0 - 60 mph||3.6 s|
|0 - 70 mph||5.7 s|
|0 - 80 mph||7.0 s|
|0 - 90 mph||8.5 s|
|0 - 100 mph||9.0 s|
|Est. 1/8 mile||8.6 s @ 98.2 mph|
|1/4 mile||12.1 s @ 116.2 mph|
|0 - 50 kph||1.7 s|
|0 - 100 kph||4.2 s|
|0 - 130 kph||6.4 s|
|0 - 160 kph||9.3 s|
|0 - 200 kph||14.4 s|
|1000 m||22.8 s|
|60 - 100 kph (4)||2.9 s|
|80 - 120 kph (6)||4.4 s|
|70 - 120 kph||4.0 s|
|Est. 100 - 200 kph||10.2 s|
|Top speed||254 kph (158 mph)|
|0 - 100 mph - 0||14.7 s|
|Est. max acceleration||0.72 g (7 m/s²)|
|Est. emissions||165 g/km|
|Lateral acceleration||0.93 g (9 m/s²)|
|100 kph - 0||35 m (116 ft)|
|200 kph - 0||152 m (500 ft)|
|60 mph - 0||34 m (111 ft)|
|Engine type||Electric motor and Inline 3 turbo 12 valve DOHC|
|Displacement||1.5 l (91 ci / 1499 cc)|
|Power||374 ps (369 bhp / 275 kw) @ 5800 rpm|
|Torque||570 Nm (420 lb-ft) @ 3700 rpm|
|Power / liter||250 ps (246 hp)|
|Power / weight||249 ps (246 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||380 Nm (280 lb-ft) / t|
|Efficiency||54 PS per l/100 km|
|Power / €5000||15 ps|
|Transmission||6 speed automatic|
|Layout||front engine, all wheel drive|
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196ss 4m ago
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Z31Turbo84 4m ago
Its hard to classify this car into any catagory. Is it a supercar? Maybe. It certainly has a supercar price tag and supercar looks, but it does not have supercar performance. Is it a grandtourer? Maybe. It certainly is somwhat luxurious, and it even has 4 seats. But the interior is cramped and it has a mid-engine layout, not front-engine layout like in a traditional grand tourer.
hostboy 5m ago
I wonder why it's always these dumbass rappers and their German junkers, ESPECIALLY bimmers/beamers...
just an fyi XXXtentacion named himself after a ****ing porn slang term (first three letters) (6ix9ine basically did the same, naming himself after a sexual slang term) and what the hell is up with the tentaction part that doesn't make any sense... he also mentioned white supremacist "D.R." (I won't mention that ****er's whole name to keep content more relevant to cars and less about race and politics, but whatever) and he basically said that dude was his idol... ironic because his kind was targeted by that mother****er
DUMBASS social media clouts posing as "rappers" drive BMWs and Nissans...
Lambolover 10m ago
This car with some 500hp b58 and hybrid tech would be goddamn nice
Also do you know there is an N/A V8 track fucused version of it?
benedekpuskas 10m ago
Underrated car. The design is awesome, imo
BMW i8 2y ago
I just bought a BMW i8 2 months ago, after having spending a long time deciding what to buy. In the end I had narrowed my choices to i8, 991 and AMG-GT.
So far I am extremely happy about my choice.
The i8 looks like it is a model 2030 or something like that. No pictures make it justice since the shape is very three dimensional with all the aerodynamic features.
The interior is also like a space ship compared to other cars, with the digital dash and LED lights built into the interior etc etc.
My car has the laser lights that are nothing short of amazing.
The performance feels better than the numbers tell you. Thanks to the electric engine there is no lag at all when you hit the gas when driving slowly/normally and eg want to pass another car or make a street light that is about to turn red.
I was very conerned about the fake Engine sound Before I bought it. The idea of a fake sound is repulsive but it acutually works. And especially younger people are more impressed about the ability to run silent on electric only, and do not care so much about cylinder numbers or displacement. And I have come to like it myself too, to float completely silent through the city, and then go to sport mode and listen to a great sound (fake or not).
Where I live I see about 10-15 Porsche 911:s everytime I go into the city during summertime. I have seen 4 BMW i8:s ever! Everytime I see a 991 two things come to my mind immediately:
- I am so thankful that I got an i8 instead
- I feel sorry for the person that drive the 991, unless it is a GT2 RS. :-)
The fact that it has a back seat is perfect for me with 2 teenagers at home. It is good enough for shorter trips around town.
Before I bought the car I read a lot of Reviews and on forums. I saw a lot of haters and sceptics out there. But I then realized that none of the haters had owned an i8 and very few had even driven it.
If you want to get great lap times around a race track then this car is probably not the tool. But on the streets in the real world the performance and handling is quite enough.
So what I am saying is that if you are thinking about buying an i8 then I can highly recommend it. This car will for sure be a future Classic. BMW has only made 1 other mid engine car, and no other car with dihedral doors (which is super cool). In 25 years it will be Worth $1 million. :-)
aaayy 3y ago
I would rip out the motors and battery pack, replace it with a Tesla motor from the Model S P100D, and replace the wimpy little 3 cylinder with the BMW S63 V8 from the M5. Then it would truly go as fast as it looks. If the Tesla motor is making, say 240 horsepower, and the V8 makes 600 hp, it would get 840 hp to the wheels. Of course, it would need a widebody kit to accommodate extra wide tires, and maybe a small spoiler, but wouldn't it be awesome?
Julian Monatlik 5y ago
So fun to drive I have it
uptownfunker 8y ago
Interesting how the power-to-weight and power-per-liter ratios are similar....I bet no other stock production car is like that!
V8Supercar1 9y ago
Cool car. But come on, that engine sound is completely fake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqr_R9QTRYw&feature=em-uploademail
BR2+ 9y 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.
saxy 9y 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
BR2+ 9y 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.
1/4 Mile firstname.lastname@example.orgMph
BR2+ 9y 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.
Shaggy 10y ago
@Lafars: Now that you've mentioned it, it is the first mid-engined BMW since the M1.
lafars 10y ago
Something I just thought of: this is BMWs first mid-engined since the M1 in the 70s
BR2+ 10y 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.
muse 10y ago
Georg R8 is 3 cm lower than I8...
Hans 10y 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.
aaaa 10y 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?)
Georg 10y 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..
BR2+ 10y 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.
Fangio Man 10y 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.
Shaggy 10y ago
@ Mental: I agree with you, and I'm a Mopar man. ;)
Missionary, what an idiot.
BR2+ 10y 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.
Don't you know? You have to be American to Like American cars, And likewise, Only Georg, Hans, DeDe, can like the Bmw I8.
Flabernat 10y ago
BMW should be working on an //M8, not an I8... ;)
Mental 10y 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.
BR2+ 10y ago
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.
Flabernat 10y ago
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)
missionary 10y ago
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