BMW i8


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Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 262,00,000
* Delhi. May vary.


Car Type Coupe
Fuel Type Petrol
ARAI Mileage (Certified) 47.45 kmpl
Top Speed 250 KMPH
Official Tagline I am the Future
Engine cc (Displacement) 1499 cc
Gearbox Type Automatic
Number of Gears 6-Speed Automatic
Maximum Power Petrol engine - 228 BHP @ 5800 rpm, Electric motor - 129 BHP
Maximum Torque Petrol engine - 320 NM @ 3700 rpm, Electric motor - 250 NM
Engine Details 1499cc turbocharged Inline-3 petrol engine, 2 Hybrid synchronous electric motors
Number of Cylinders 3
Paddle Shift
CO2 emissions in g/km 50.36
Electric Range 37 kms
0-100 kmph 4.4 seconds
Top Speed On Purely Electric Power (KMPH) 120 KMPH
Overall Length 4689 mm
Overall Width 1942 mm
Overall Height 1298 mm
Wheelbase 2800 mm
Ground Clearance 117 mm
Kerb Weight 1485 kg
Maximum Permissible Weight 1855 kg
Permitted Load 370 kg
Front Headroom 983 mm
Rear Headroom 824 mm
Front Shoulder Room 1522 mm
Rear Shoulder Room 1308 mm
Front Overhang 960 mm
Rear Overhang 929 mm
Front Track 1644 mm
Rear Track 1576 mm
Seating Capacity 4
Number of Seating Rows 1 Rows
Number of Doors 2 Doors
Fuel Tank Capacity 30 litres
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Brakes Front Ventilated, Rear Disk
Front Tyre 195/50 R20 93W XL
Rear Tyre 215/45 R20 95W XL
Alloy Wheels
Wheels 7Jx20 H2 IS36 (F), 7.5Jx20 H2 IS40 (R)
Tubeless Tyres
Steering Adjustment (Rake)
Steering Mounted Controls
Power Outlet
Rear AC Vents
Remote Fuel Filler
Vanity mirror Yes (Driver & Co-Driver)
Steering Adjustment (Reach)
Air Conditioner AC with Dual Zone Climate Control
Keyless Entry
Power Steering Yes (Tilt & Telescopic)
Rear Defogger
Cruise Control
Audible Headlight-on Reminder
Rain Sensing Wipers
Power Windows Yes (Front only)
Remote Boot Release
Body Coloured Outside Mirrors
Body Coloured Bumpers
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Both Side Electric
Headlight Washer
Tinted Glass
Leather Steering/Gear knob
Airbags 8
Seatbelt Reminder
Parking Sensors Yes (with Camera)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Traction Control
Brake Assist
Engine Immobilizer
Child-Protection Door Locks
Central Locking Remote with Boot Opener
Average Fuel Consumption
Digital Clock
Average Speed
Door Ajar Warning
Low Fuel Warning
Distance to Empty
Xenon Headlamps
Front Fog Lights
DRLs (Daytime Running Lights)
LED Tail light
Darkness Sensing Headlamps
ORVM Turn Indicators
Rear Fog Lights
Music System
Number of Speakers 6+
AUX Compatibility
MP3 Playback
USB Compatibility
AM/FM Radio
DVD Playback
CD Player
iPod Compatibility
GPS Navigation System
Roof Antenna
Bluetooth Compatibility
Front Centre Armrest
Front Seat Back Pockets
Leather Seats
Lumbar Support Yes (Driver & Co-Driver)
Rear Centre Armrest Yes (With Cup Holder)
Driver Seat Adjustment Electric
Front Headrest (Adjustable)
Key Features of the Car
Summary BMW i8 is the world's first Petrol-Electric hybrid supercar. It is powered by a 1499cc turbocharged Inline – 3 petrol engine with 2 hybrid synchronous electric motors. The petrol engine for the car generates a maximum power of 228 bhp @ 5800 rpm with the electric motor generates max. power of 129 bhp. The car generates a maximum torque of 320 Nm @ 3700 rpm with the electric motor generating a torque of 250 Nm. The hybrid supercar runs on a 6-speed automatic petrol engine and a 2-speed automatic electrical motors. The hybrid has a mileage of a whooping 47.45 kmpl with an electric range of 37 kilometers. The car has a ground clearance of 117 mm.
Battery Gross Capacity 7.1 kWh

BMW i8 Review

10 Apr, 2015 11:28 AM


BMW is a big name in automobile manufacturing market with a habit of introducing the world with some of the unique, advanced and innovative machines of the century. BMW's 'Project'is completely dedicated for the production of this kind of machinery. By the end of 2013, International market will see their first product, i3. Also, in Frankfurt Motor Show 2009, BMW showcased firstly its hybrid concept car, i8 which at that time was introduced as 'BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics'and it will be mass produced in Leipzig. Now recently, at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013, BMW displayed the production version of i8 which was launched in India on 18th Feb, 2015 with a steep price tag of INR 2.29 crore. The production version was designed by Benoit Jacob. It also won the 2012 North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Award in July 2011.


The exterior of BMW i8 gives a sporty, aerodynamic, innovative, advanced and stylish look with a flat and unique double-kidney front grille, a sporty V-shaped 'black belt' starts on the bonnet and wraps around the body shell to the rear in a dynamic way, bright and powerful LED headlights with widely spaced low-beam and high-beam LED lighting elements, an optional high beam headlights with laser light technology which includes a BMW i U-shaped frame to operate running lights and built-in indicators, a second 3-D wide light frame which surrounds the innovative laser light unit with a passively lit blue band signal and all around the headlights have a bright metallic side cover, stylish body colored bumper with air shovel, aerodynamic side profile with extended wedge shape, long drawn-out lines and the flat silhouette, the active air control vents in front, power ORVMs with side turn indicators, perfectly blending sporty scissor doors which swung upwards when opened, standard 20-inch aluminium alloy wheels or optional 20-inch carbon fibre-reinforced plastic wheels which are lighter, front windscreen and windows with ordinary glass while the rear windscreen having made of lighter, stronger, sound-proof and chemically hardened glass that smartphone screens are made from, tinted glass and bright and illuminating tail lamp cluster. This ravishing coupe has a length of 4689mm, width of 1942mm and height of 1298mm as its dimensions and has a large wheelbase of 2800mm for a stable ride. It also has an un-laden weight of 1490kgs.


The interior of BMW i8 also gives a sporty, luxurious, elegant and comfortable look with visible carbon elements in door sill, central console aligned towards driver, a digital instrument panel with two large displays, some instruments and signs, perfectly placed iDrive Controller on the central console to optically bisect the vehicle, use of leather materials like 'Halo', 'Carpo'and 'Neso' , three modes of driving mainly at the touch of eDrive button named 'COMFORT', 'ECO PRO mode' and 'SPORT', parking sensors and cameras, pedestrian recognition with automatic braking, automatic wipers with rain sensors, can call emergency services in case its accelerometer detects a crash, a ChargeNow card that can be used to pay for electricity, familiar dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift knob and center LCD as we had seen in some advanced BMW machines, a powerful AC, power windows and many other features to give you an unforgettable and comfortable ride with an amazing experience.

Engine and Gearbox

BMW i8 has an electric motor in its front axle with a maximum power of 129 bhp and a maximum torque of 250 Nm. Its rear axle has a 1499cc, 1.5L, 3-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine with a maximum power of 228 bhp at 5800 rpm and a maximum torque of 320 Nm at 3700 rpm and has a six speed automatic gearbox transmission. These both wheels combines together to give a maximum power of 357 bhp and a maximum torque of 570 Nm.It also has a 7.2kWh Li-Ion battery pack to give an all-electric range of 35kms while its maximum total range exceeds 500kms. All four wheels are able to provide with regenerative braking. It gives the top speed of 120kmph in all-electric mode and an almost 260kmph speed on combined effort while reaches 0-100 kmph mark in 4.4 seconds. It uses 2.5L/100km fuel and emits 59gm/km CO2 emissions. The ordinary plug socket will take almost 3 hours to charge its battery while BMW also provides its customers with and a Wallbox to charge it almost 80% in just 2 hours. It has the lowest center of gravity and retains a perfect 50:50 front:rear weight distribution. It also has a Dynamic Damper Control to help its performance.

Shades and Price

BMW i8 has all the usual safety features along with some new and advanced ones. It is expected to be available in six shades which includes Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect with Highlight BMW i Blue, Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect with Highlight Frozen Grey, Ionic Silver with Highlight BMW i Blue, Protonic Blue with Highlight Frozen Grey Metallic, Crystal White Pearl Effect with Highlight BMW i Blue and Crystal White Pearl Effect with Highlight Frozen Grey Metallic. The expected ex-showroom, Delhi price of this luxurious and classy coupe is INR 1.50 crores which may vary.


Overall, BMW i8 is a perfect blend of new age technology, advanced engineering, great innovation, futuristic style and design and a huge performance scale with a long way to go ahead as it will just start the advent of hybrid technology in a new fashion.

BMW i8 – The Most Progressive Sports Car

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Most Popular Answers for BMW i8
Why is BMW i8 so costly in India?
29 December 2022 05:30
This is because of high duty of import in India (167 percent).
Why is BMW i8 so costly in India?
29 December 2022 05:37
The reason behind the cost of BMW i8 is that it is brought to India as a CBU(Completely built unit) and the import duty on CBU route is nearly 110 percent. That makes it very costly and if it was built in India only, the cost would have been lesser than half of what we pay today.

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