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BMW i8 (2015-2019) Key Features

Heads-Up Display BMW i8 (2015-2019)

Heads-Up Display

This unique feature looks straight out of the movies. You can see the relevant information via projection on the windscreen.

Hybrid Sportscar BMW i8 (2015-2019)

Hybrid Sportscar

The only hybrid sportcar in the country that gives performance without fearing much about the fuel consumption.

47 Kmpl Combined Mileage BMW i8 (2015-2019)

47 Kmpl Combined Mileage

The best-in-class fuel efficiency figure of 47 kmpl. Generated by combining petrol and electricity.

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Pros

  • Futuristic technology
  • Competitive pricing
  • Weighs only 1485 kg

Cons

  • Low electric range
  • Coming through CBU route
  • Small boot
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Wondering how the insides of the BMW i8 (2015-2019) look like? Get a tour of this car with the 360° degree view of the interior. Enjoy a lifelike view of the interior design of this car. Check out how the manufacturer has utilized the space and how spacious the legroom as well as the headroom are. Get a feel of the quality of the material used and see how the dashboard looks like. Check AC vents, infotainment system and other utility equipment on offer. See if the car offers steering-mounted controls. In a nutshell, this 360° degree interior view walks you through the inside of BMW i8 (2015-2019). Click anywhere on the image and drag it to the left and right to rotate. Zoom to enlarge the view!

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BMW i8 (2015-2019) Reviews (21)

Nandua

Overall rating: 1.5 Reviewed By: Chagalu on 07 May 2016
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Glad to have it

Overall rating: 4 Reviewed By: Apurva Garg on 24 December 2015
I just wish it was a little cheaper. No doubt that this car is worth the money we are paying for it but still a little cheaper would have been efficient. There is no car currently present in the Indian market and I feel very proud to be the owner of one.  Read More »

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BMW i8 (2015-2019) Overview

Your first impression when you watch the BMW i8 would be “WOW, What a car!” Launched in India in February 2015, there are two reasons for the car’s popularity. The first one is that this is the costliest car to roll out in India from the Bavarian Motor Works stable. The BMW i8price tag is INR 2.62 crores. Secondly, this is the first offering by BMW that boasts of TwinPower technology and an electric motor.
The recipient of the World Green Car Award in 2015, the BMW i8 has some fantastic features that offer you the ultimate in luxury and comfort. We shall look at the BMW i8 features in detail in the following paragraphs. One of the smartest looking cars in the market, the BMW i8 specifications are a dream. You have the most innovative driving technology on display that makes the BMW i8 performance absolutely stunning. Possessing one of the strongest engines in the auto industry, the BMW i8 transmission system is of the highest quality. The BMW i8 images show magnificent exteriors. Very few cars can match the BMW i8 interiors. This sophisticated vehicle has some of the stringiest safety requirements making this car the King as far as BMW i8 braking and safety is concerned. The combination of the petrol and electric motor works like a dream with a peak BMW i8 mileage of 47.45 kmpl. The sophisticated technology ensures that you have the best BMW i8 handling experience ever. Overall, one can surely state that the BMW i8 is a car par excellence. BMW i8 (2015-2019) Overview

BMW i8 (2015-2019) Exterior

You see a different level of styling with the BMW i8 exterior. Made up of aluminium composite carbon fibre and equipped with polycarbonate glass, this beauty is strength personified. In addition, the presence of aluminium ensures that the car is a light one. You need to be light on your wheels to attain the tremendous speeds the BMW i8 is capable of. For the BMW i8 price you pay in India, you deserve the highest quality such as fluidic lines and aerodynamic design. The BMW standard kidney grille is the perfect icing on the cake for this power house. The scissor doors and the floating roofline add to the attraction quotient. The LED light on the front as well as at the back not only adds to the beauty but also allows the driver to navigate the vehicle safely.
BMW i8 (2015-2019) Exterior

BMW i8 (2015-2019) Interior

You are paying a huge amount to acquire the BMW i8. Hence, it is natural for you to expect to have the best quality BMW i8 interior to go along with the exteriors. You can call the BMW i8 interior as the closest you can have to perfection. You see a beautiful layering design theme of the steering wheel with multimedia control. The BMW iDrive and the BMW Navigation systems are a dream to work with. You cannot get a better surround system than the Harman Kardon Surround Sound System. Extremely popular in India to the point of creating awe, the BMW i8 provides the most exciting and dramatic driving experience. You experience comfort of the highest order. For the BMW i8 price you pay, you deserve to sit in the lap of luxury as you navigate your way around in this environmentally friendly car.
BMW i8 (2015-2019) Interior

BMW i8 (2015-2019) Engine & Transmission

The BMW i8 possesses one of the strongest engines in the automobile industry. The electric motor comes with a capacity of 7.1 kWh. The 1.5-litre petrol engine is a powerhouse as well. The combination of the two can be a deadly one. In addition, you have the pairing of the motor with a 2-speed synchronized switching steptronic transmission gearbox in the front part of the vehicle. This vehicle has a twin power turbo charging unit along with the 1.5-litre petrol engine at the rear end. When both the engines work in unison, you see an awesome display of power that can touch 375 PS with a torque of 570 Nm. This is an astronomical figure. The 6-speed automatic BMW i8 transmission results in a driving capacity that can be beyond the expectation of all.
BMW i8 (2015-2019) Engine & Transmission

BMW i8 (2015-2019) Mileage

This vehicle has a twin powered engine. When working on a fully charged Li-ion battery, you get a mileage of 37 kmpl. At the same time, the BMW i8 mileage increases to 47.45 kmpl when you use a combination of the electric motor and the BMW i8 petrol engine. This is supposedly the best you can get in this automobile industry.
BMW i8 (2015-2019) Mileage

BMW i8 (2015-2019) Braking and Safety

This BMW i8 is capable of cruising along at tremendous speeds. Naturally, you need to handle the vehicle properly. This monstrous vehicle requires a tough braking system. In fact, the BMW i8 Braking and Safety is of the highest order. You have absolute control of the vehicle while attempting to stop at short notice as well. This vehicle comes with the most stable braking system in the world with its corner braking stability. The 8 airbags ensure to protect the occupants of the car in the case of any eventuality. This is one of the few cars that provide acoustic protection to pedestrians as well. The anti-theft alarms and the electric parking brakes are some of the additional BMW i8 features.
BMW i8 (2015-2019) Braking and Safety

BMW i8 (2015-2019) Performance and Handling

The disc braking mechanism and the power steering make for an awesome BMW i8 performance. You can zip through from 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.4 seconds. Capable of touch up top speeds in the range of 250 kmph, the BMW i8 handling is an absolute dream.
BMW i8 (2015-2019) Performance and Handling

What do we think about BMW i8 (2015-2019)?

The BMW i8 is a regal vehicle in the true sense of the term. You get some of the most astounding features you can ever expect to have in a super car.
What do we think about BMW i8 (2015-2019)?

BMW i8 (2015-2019) Competitors

here is no direct competition for BMW i8 however it falls in the same price category as the Audi R8 and Land Rover Range Rover.

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BMW i8 FAQs

 

1.    Can you tell me about the various colour shades available for BMW i8?

 

BMW i8 is presently available in four different colours - Ionic Silver, Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect, Crystal Pearl White, and Protonic Blue. Your choice of colour does not affect the price of the car, but can have an impact on the delivery time.

 

2.    How many variants are available for BMW i8 in India?

 

At present, BMW i8 is available only in a single variant. It is powered by 1499 cc 3-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor. The petrol engine is controlled with a 6-speed automatic transmission system. The rear wheels run on petrol engine and the front wheels are controlled by an electric motor. The vehicle has a two-speed gearbox.

 

3.    Tell me something about the engine specifications of BMW i8?

 

The 1.5-litre petrol engine controls the rear wheels and generate a maximum power of 235 PS and a torque of 320 Nm. The front wheels are controlled by an electric motor that generates 131 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. When put together, this hybrid car generates a combined output of 363 PS and 570 Nm of torque.

 

4.    How about the acceleration of BMW i8? What is the top speed that I can achieve?

 

BMW i8 is indeed a power packed performer which accelerates from 0-100 kmph in merely 4.4 seconds. The maximum speed has been electronically limited to 250 kmph.

 

5.    What is the mileage given by BMW i8?

 

BMW i8 offers excellent fuel efficiency and delivers 47.5 kmpl when driven in hybrid mode. If driven solely with the motor, it can go up to 25-35 km on a single charge. The maximum speed you can achieve in the electric mode in 120 kmph.

 

6.    Who all are the competitors for BMW i8?

 

BMW i8 is at present an exclusive plug-in hybrid car available in India. There are no other competitors at the moment who can offer this same functionality. As such, there are no direct rivals for BMW i8 at present.

 

7.    Can you tell me about some features of BMW i8 that make it a premium car?

 

The amazing features incorporated by BMW in i8, make it a truly premium car. There are fantastic features like dual zone climate control, powered front seats, 10.2-inch infotainment system, 360W Harman 11-speaker surround sound system, front and rear parking sensors, multi-view camera and a host of other fascinating features.

 

8.    How does BMW i8 fare in terms of safety?

 

BMW i8 has state-of-the-art safety features to ensure well-being of all passengers. Some of the noteworthy safety features are ABS, EBD, six airbags, cornering brake control, dynamic stability control, dynamic traction control, and child seat anchors.

 

9.    How many days do I have to wait for diesel engine in BMW i8?

 

At present, BMW i8 is only available with the option of petrol engine. There are no immediate plans of the company to launch any alternate fuel version. So, you cannot be sure if ever any diesel variant would be available.

 

10.  Is BMW i8 available with CSD canteen?

 

BMW i8 is presently not available with the CSD canteen. Therefore, you need to get in touch with the nearest BMW dealership in your city to get a new BMW i8. To know about any offers or promotions, the dealership will provide you with accurate and up to date information.

 

11.  How many travelers can sit comfortably in a BMW i8?

 

This is a highly subjective question as it depends on the age, body type and other special needs of a traveler. Ideally, 4 adults can comfortably sit in the BMW i8 for long durations as the seats are comfortable and there is plenty of legroom and headroom to move around freely.