What is the BMW i8?
First introduced as the Concept Vision EfficientDynamics, the i8 was part of BMWs Project i and was marketed as a new brand, BMW i, sold separately from BMW or Mini.
Is the BMW i8 a Green Car of the year?
The i8 won AutoGuide s 2015 Readers Choice Green Car of the Year. BMWs i8 was the winner of the coveted title World Green car of the Year at Fame India Eco Drive 2015. It also was selected as Autoblogs 2014 Technology of the Year. Top Gear Magazine awarded the i8 with their coveted Car of the Year award for 2014.
When did the BMW i3 come out?
The BMW i3, launched for retail customers in Europe in the fourth quarter of 2013, was the first model of the i brand available in the market, and it was followed by the i8, released in Germany in June 2014 as a 2015 model year. Other i models are expected to follow.
How many BMW i8s have been delivered?
The BMW i8 ranks first among electrified sports cars, with more than 10,000 delivered since the middle of 2014. Additionally, there are the approximately 30,000 iPerformance plug-in hybrids sold.
When did the BMW i8 come out?
The BMW i8 was a plug-in hybrid sports car developed by BMW. The i8 was part of BMWs electrified fleet and was marketed under the BMW i sub-brand. The production version of the BMW i8 was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and was released in Germany in June 2014.
How does the BMW i8 engine work?
The thing is, there isn’t just one BMW i8 engine – the BMW sports car’s drive unit consists of both a combustion engine and an electric engine (➜ Read more: 12 standout examples of a BMW engine ). The combustion engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology provides power to the rear wheels, while the electric motor drives the front wheels.
Is the BMW i8 a good car?
Lows The opposite of practical, not as quick as it looks, too much plastic bits in the interior. Verdict The i8 is a flashy and fuel-efficient alternative to legitimately exotic sports cars.
What are the specs of the BMW i8?
The BMW i8 featured butterfly doors, head-up display, rear-view cameras and partially false engine noise. Series production of customer vehicles began in April 2014. The electric two-speed drivetrain was developed and produced by GKN.
What is the new BMW i3s?
In 2017, a new version was launched: the i3s. BMW sporting heritage is known. The introduction of an electric vehicle in its range was surprising, but when the little i3 was compared from the performance-wise to other electric co... The i3 is BMWs first ever mass production electric vehicle, built using data collected during previous EV trials.
When did the BMW i3 become the first fully electric vehicle?
“At the time of its launch in 2013, the BMW i3 represented a pioneering moment in electric vehicles and lightweight construction,” the spokesperson said. “Not only was the BMW i3 of the world’s first purpose-built electric vehicles, but the use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic and aluminum in the vehicle’s construction, made it truly unique.”
How does the BMW i3 compare to other electric cars?
The introduction of an electric vehicle in its range was surprising, but when the little i3 was compared from the performance-wise to other electric co... The i3 is BMWs first ever mass production electric vehicle, built using data collected during previous EV trials.
What kind of warranty does the BMW i3 have?
Both BMW i3 models include a three-year, unlimited mileage vehicle warranty and an eight-year, 100,000 mile battery warranty. The battery is also included in the price of the car negating a separate lease charge for battery, as is the case for other electric vehicles.