BMW

BMW i8

Price $149,900 – $169,900
Fuel consumption 8.0 – 9.2 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
The i8 is now available in coupe and Roadster configurations, the latter boasting a power-folding top that can be lowered in 15 seconds. In addition, the battery now has a capacity of 11.6 kWh, allowing for an estimated EV range of 55 km for the coupe, 53 km for the Roadster. Finally, the plug-in hybrid powertrain gains 12 horsepower this year for a total of 369. Despite the i8's age, its futuristic styling still turns heads.

Tests and Features

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Test Drives2017 BMW i8: a Statement Worth Every Penny
We’re quite familiar with the BMW i8 at The Car Guide , and so far, we’ve had mixed opinions. We called it a showcase, were impressed by its technology, and qualified it as a car of the future that’s available now. The i8 is a spectacular machine indeed; and yet, …
Test Drives2017 BMW i8: BMW Showcase
In a conversation where the topic is modern-day hypercars and supercars, the members of the most recent Holy Trinity will inevitably come up. I am, of course, referring to the McLaren P1, the Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder. On top of the fact that these are epic, insanely …
Test Drives2015 BMW i8: A Road Less Travelled
The weather hasn't been pleasant this spring in Eastern Canada, but we've finally seen the end of freezing surroundings and turned a corner with flowers, weeds and allergies blossoming. I had to go on a business road trip from Toronto to Ottawa, which doesn't seem like a long distance, but …
Test Drives2015 BMW i8: Nothing Short Of Spectacular
We’ve been infatuated with the BMW i8 ever since it appeared on the cover of the 2012 edition of our French-language publication, Le Guide de l’auto . Since then, we’ve been chomping at the bit to drive it, and when a test drive was recently confirmed, we were positively giddy.
Special EventsUnveiling of The i Brand at BMW Laval
On Tuesday, BMW Laval held a big event for the unveiling of the new BMW sub-brand, a range of electric vehicles named i. For the occasion, the dealership was completely re-arranged: two DJs, some of the most iconic BMW vehicles from throughout the years, bites for everyone, two bars (in …

News

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Hybrid/Plug-in HybridBMW i8 to Cease Production Soon
BMW’s current lineup of “i”-branded cars has no future. As previously reported, the fully electric i3 hatchback will not return for a second generation. And now the company has confirmed that the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car is on the way out, as well. More specifically, production will end in …
Los Angeles2019 BMW i8 Roadster: It’s Here and It’s Beautiful!
The vehicle launched in 2014 by German manufacturer BMW is—according to them—the planet’s best-selling plug-in hybrid sports car. To be fair, it doesn’t really have a lot of competition! Be that as it may, the i8 has had a great deal of success since its launch. It offers a great …
New ModelsBMW i8 Roadster, X2, X3 EV and X7 on the Way
During the presentation of the 2017 Q1 report, BMW’s Chairman of the Board of Management, Harald Krüger, shared some details regarding the company’s short-term plans. First and foremost, electric and electrified vehicle sales are on the rise at BMW. During the first three months of 2017, the automaker sold twice …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesNew Futuristic Key Fob For The BMW i8
BMW just announced a new type of key fob for its i8 hybrid sport car. The fob has all the functions you’d normally find in standard models but also contains a 2.2-inch LCD touch screen to provide information regarding the fuel level, battery charge, whether the doors and windows are …
NewsThe Least Expensive Way To Get A BMW i8
If you were looking for the least expensive way to park the most recent electric supercar, the beautiful BMW i8, in your driveway, a dealership in Illinois just sold a pristine example of one for only $29,000. As you might expect, there are a few things that this low-budget vehicle …
RacingThe Ideal Pace Car For Formula E
Formula E is currently the trendy series in racing. For its first season, it has to attract as many fans as it can if it hopes to become as popular as NASCAR, WRC and Formula 1. To do so, they have chosen to be flamboyant: all their races are in …

Videos

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Motoring TV
Editors Take: BMW i8
Paul Piche is the man who edits all the video on Motoring TV and tries to make everyone look good on camera. Paul , who has been watching Motoring TV since he was a kid, also has a passion for the automobile and couldn't pass up taking the i8 for …
Motoring TV
Motoring TV 2016 Money-No-Object Performance Car of the Year
"For most of us," says Brad Diamond, "our budget dictates what we're going to buy—for others, not-so." And with that, Motoring TV's Money-No-Object Performance Car of the Year for 2016. All three nominees—the BMW i8 , Mercedes-AMG GT and Porsche 911 Targa —are all great in their own rights, but …
Video Reviews
Two-Minute Test Drive: 2015 BMW i8
2015 was a big year for electric vehicles. In one fell swoop, the likes of Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche each released high-priced, low production hybrid super cars, dubbed hypercars, putting the world on notice that green can be cool—and fast. If you weren't one of the lucky few with the …
Motoring TV
Kenzie's Korner: Understanding the BMW i8
Jim Kenzie finally gets the point of the 2015 BMW i8 . No, it's not the hybrid drivetrain, or the fancy scissor doors, or the single cup holder. "On two separate occasions," Jim says, "while we were parked setting this shoot up, young ladies came by ... and they both …
Video Reviews
Test Drive: 2015 BMW i8
Let's say you're looking for a car. A fast car. But you also want something a little greener than your average supercar. Meet the BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid that sports a tremendous look to go with a fuel-sipping powertrain, all while sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 …
Frankfurt
The new BMW i8
The 231 HP (170 kW) gasoline engine sends its power to the rear wheels, while the 131 HP (96 kW) electric motor powers the front wheels. This configuration offers all-electric driving capability with a range of up to approx. 22 miles (35 kilometers) and a top speed of approximately 75 …