Designed to redefine the conventional sports car, the i8 is BMW's first hybrid supercar driven by a revolutionary petrol-electric all-wheel drive powertrain. Striking and state-of-the-art in just about every sense, the i8 delivers an exceptional 134.5mpg with an electrifying top speed of 155mph and an exhilarating 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds.
Using the most advanced techniques that BMW could apply, this model has been developed with resin-injected carbonfibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) with aluminium front and rear sub frames to produce a pioneering super-lightweight structure.
Combining the advantages of innovative electric motor and combustion engine technologies, the i8 plug-in hybrid brings together a turbo-charged three-cylinder engine/electric motor duo to provide three driving modes of Comfort, Eco-Pro and Sport for super-fast acceleration, agile handling, precise steering together with low emissions and low consumption levels.
The aerodynamic design features swan-wing dihedral doors and a shark-nose front end to create the perfect supercar stance while the interior showcases extra-lightweight and resource-saving sustainable materials in three design concepts alongside the exceedingly efficient BMW EfficientDynamics eDrive technology.
The cars sustainability does not however compromise on its dynamics with both the interior and exterior exuding a modern, sporty and premium personality to make the i8 the ideal blend of proficiency and driving pleasure.