Bmw i8 video review uk. The i3 all electric car and the i8 plug in hybridconcept versions of both these vehicles were shown at the 2009 frankfurt motor show. Series production of the bmw i3 destined for retail customers began in september 2013 and. Bmw would have you believe the new i8 is the sports car of the future and its a believable claim of a car thats daring exotic and state of the art in every way. The bmw i8 is a plug in hybrid sports car developed by bmwthe i8 is part of bmws electric fleet project i being marketed as a new sub brand bmw ithe 2015 model year bmw i8 has a 71 kwh lithium ion battery pack that delivers an all electric range of 37 km 23 mi under the new european driving cycleunder the united states environmental protection agency cycle the range in ev mode is 24.
The lithium ion batterys cell capacity has increased from 71kwh to 116kwh which. Read inspiring stories and interviews watch exciting videos and receive helpful answers to the most pressing questions about the mobility of the future. Weve waited a long time for the bmw i8 roadster. The bmw i8 has redefined what a supercar can be.
The companys initial plans call for the release of two vehicles. 01 jul 2018 415pm gallery. Borrowing 7500 over 4 years with a representative apr of 254 an annual interest rate of 254 fixed and a deposit of 000 the amount payable would be 23977 per month with a total cost of credit of 400896 and a total amount payable of 1150896. With bedroom poster looks ground hugging proportions and butterfly doors its the most striking car bmw has ever made.
Delve into the fascinating world of bmw. Carbon fibre reinforced plastic is both lighter and stronger than steel uses less energy to make and is easier to repair making it one of the hottest new construction materials in the automotive world today. Its no surprise then that performance oriented bmw whose i3 electric hatchback and i8 coupe plug in hybrid sportscar both extensively make use of cfrp in their construction views. First previewed at the beijing motor show as the i8 concept spyder in 2012 its taken a full six years for the plug in hybrid open top to be.
The i8 roadster also gets a power and range boost as a result of improvements to bmws edrive technology. The bmw i is a sub brand of bmw founded in 2011 to design and manufacture plug in electric vehicles.