BMW i8

Rs 2.25 Cr*
*Estimated Price New Delhi *Expected Launch - December 2018
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Highlights

Latest update: The new BMW i8 Roadster, showcased at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo in February, along with the facelifted i8 Coupe are expected to be launched in India by the end of 2018.

BMW i8 price and variant: The i8 is not on sale in India currently. It was priced at Rs 2.62 crore (ex-showroom India) when it was on sale in the country.

BMW i8 powertrain: The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid sports car and its powertrain is a combination of a petrol engine and an electric motor with power going to all four wheels.

BMW i8 engine and motor: The mid-mounted 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder engine drives the rear wheels and produces a maximum output of 235PS and 320Nm. The electric motor, meanwhile, drives the front axle and is rated at 131PS and 250Nm. Altogether, the hybrid system has a combined output of 363PS and 570Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic, while the electric motor is mated to a 2-speed gearbox when driving in full electric mode.

Performance: The BMW i8 can dash from 0 to 100kmph in just 4.4 seconds and keep going till the electronically limited top speed of 250kmph.

Fuel efficiency and range: The BMW i8 returns a certified fuel efficiency of 47.45kmpl and the hybrid sports car has an all-electric range in the range of 25-35km. The i8 can achieve a top speed of up to 120kmph in EV mode.

BMW i8 features: The BMW i8 is a premium car and is well equipped as such. It packs plenty of safety in the form of six airbags, ABS with brake assist and cornering brake control, ISOFIX child seat anchors and dynamic stability control with dynamic traction control. Other features on offer include auto LED lighting on both ends, dual-zone climate control, powered front seats, multi-view camera with object recognition, a 10.2-inch iDrive infotainment display with a 360W Harman Kardon 11-speaker surround sound system, BMW head-up display and front and rear parking sensors, among others.

BMW i8 competition: The i8 was and is expected to remain the sole plug-in hybrid sports car in the country so it does not have any direct rivals.

BMW i8 models

Variants Ex-Showroom Price    
Roadster
1499 cc,  Automatic, Petrol, 47.45 kmpl
Rs 2.25 Cr*
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    Ravinder on 24 Feb, 2018
    This car has made the world sit up and check this out for a number of reasons. One is the styling that is not beautiful in all traditional sense but a car that comes straight out of some science fiction movie. Be it traffic loaded city roads or the fast highways, when you are driving this car, the driver in the car next to you will certainly give you a thumbs up and the onlookers will make effort to catch a glimpse. Another crucial reason why the world is talking about this car is the stuff unde... 5
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    jaya jain on 26 Nov, 2016
    BMW i8 is comfortable in its own amazing skin. It looks like a buttressed spaceship trimmed with extraterrestrial blue and black. If the wheels were spat-covered, itd be easy to convince people its actually levitating on the pride of Munich. Every person who catches a glimpse locks eyes on it, and you neednt be clairvoyant to read pedestrians thoughts, which mostly boil down to Bending in and under the dihedral doors is an event, every time. Before you fall into the car, you must first hoist you... 14

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BMW i8 Mileage

Variant Transmission Mileage (ARAI) Mileage City Overall Mileage Highway Mileage
Petrol Automatic  47.45 kmpl - - -

BMW i8 review

Things We Like in i8

  • Futuristic styling makes it stand out in front of more capable and similarly priced supercars
  • The BMW i8 is not only fast but extremely frugal as well, with a nearly 50kmpl certified fuel efficiency figure
  • Significantly green compared to other performance as well as regular cars with combined CO2 emissions of 50.369g/km
  • Lightweight construction with an amalgamation of a carbon fibre passenger tub and an aluminium chassis

Things We Don't Like in i8

  • Given the exclusivity the i8 holds, BMW should’ve featured exclusive parts on the inside as it has several common components from the BMW parts bin
  • The exorbitant price tag makes it fall into better-performing supercar territory

Stand Out Features

  • Eyeball-grabbing scissor doors favour easy ingress and egress

    Eyeball-grabbing scissor doors favour easy ingress and egress

  • Healthy 35km all-electric drive up to 120kmph fulfils everyday intercity needs

    Healthy 35km all-electric drive up to 120kmph fulfils everyday intercity needs

CarDekho Verdict

With a hefty sticker price, the BMW i8 is certainly not a logical buy. It is rather about the statement you make with this forerunner of future performance motoring, which will be fun as well as efficient and greener.

"The BMW i8 flaunts the looks of a supercar, offers the thrills of a performance sports car and is as clean as a Toyota Prius!"

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BMW i8 in news

BMW i8 Facelift To Get 18% More Power

BMW will launch the facelifted version of the i8 by end 2017. The car will get various updates, right from powertrain to weight reduction. Read Full News

Posted On | May 04, 2016

BMW i8 Cyber Edition Images Released

A range of aftermarket bodykits and parts have been released by Japan based, Energy Motor Sport for the BMW i8. The company has showcased an updated i8, which features various aesthetic, as well as functional enhancements that include, a more aggressive-looking redesigned front & rear bumper, a rear wing that increases the downforce, updated front and rear fenders and new casings for the side rear-view mirrors. Read Full News

Posted On | December 17, 2015

Andy Murray wins a BMW i8

Andy Murray got himself a BMW i8 when he won the 2015 BMW Open by FWU AG 2015. The final, which was postponed until Monday for the first time in the history of the tournament due to persistent rain, was played between Murray and Philipp Kohlschreiber. The world number three emerged victorious after a hard-fought duel resulting in 7:6 (4), 5:7 and 7:6 (4) after 3:05 hours of high-class tennis. The 27-year-old received the key to a BMW i8 plug-in hybrid, which he promptly took for a spin on centre court. This was Murray’s first ATP title on clay and it was also the first British success on clay since 1976. Read Full News

Posted On | May 05, 2015

World Car Awards 2015: BMW i8 is the World Green Car

BMW i8 has been awarded the World Green Car award at the World Car Awards 2015, making this the third time BMW is getting the honour. BMW i3 won the same award in 2014 and BMW 118d won it in 2008. The i8’s groundbreaking plug-in hybrid drive technology and innovative lightweight construction together are seen as the deciding factors for the international jury for the award. Read Full News

Posted On | April 03, 2015
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