The BMW i8 is the German manufacturer’s attempt at a supercar for an energy conscious age. Instead of combining large, heavy powertrains with electric motors for jaw dropping performance, the i8s take a more integrated and subtle approach, using the latest weight saving technology and fairly pedestrian engines.
MSRP — $136,650
Lease — $2,117/mo*
Finance — $2,356/mo*
The 2015 BMW i8 is among the few auto-motives that draws attention anywhere it goes. With its striking «birdwing» doors which pivot up and away, above its roof, the sleek and sexy 2 seat sport coupe is a perfect blend of classic design cues with cutting edge technology. It is the sport coupe for the new, greener age. When was the last time such a stunning vehicle came standard with a 3-cylinder engine and charging cords to plug its electric components to the wall?….only with the 2015 BMW i8.
2015 i8 Interior features
Inside, its leather bucket style seats look quite luxurious whilst its back seats spot a 60/40 split. Characteristic design touches in the 2015 i8 include its leather covered steering-wheel, rounded instruments with white graphics and door sills. It comes with modifiable performance features such glass roofs, electronic-power aided steering system, a satnav-system [which will guide you through real images and more to it is that its window tints change so as to suit your different privacy requirements], rear view camera, hands free capabilities as well as heated seats.
2015 i8 Exterior Features
The biggest change for the 2015 i8 was in the front fascia. Small twists were made to the front and rear bumpers which were aesthetically improved by the incorporation of a more befitting round shape. Air-curtains placed on its front bumpers combined with air-breathers on its front arches enhance its stability by thrusting air out of the wheel-wells, whereas its front apron huge intake moves air through this vehicle to produce a down force. It features a neatly tailored body with prominently flared fenders, modest deck-lid spoilers, an integrated side sill and a functional cooling vent on its rear and front flanks. The car will have a regular square glance. The front fascia will feature a new grille which will be restyled. With fog lights and sharper LED headlights, the pick will have a more aggressive appearance. Lip spoilers at the back add an equal volume of down force at its rear and this is something you will really require if you want these wheels to be connected firmly to the asphalt.
2015 i8 Engine and performance
The cayenne GTS features a 1.5 liter 3 cylinder engine that generates 231 HP and 236 lb. ft. It comprises of a 6 speed automatic transmission to power the rear wheels. Separately, a large 131 HP electric motor sits between the front wheels, powering them through a 2 speed transmission with energy drawn from a lithium ion battery pack mounted in the tunnel found in between the front passengers and offering 5.1 kilowatt hours of usable capacity. Its fuel mileage stands at 15 miles/gallon for city driving and 31 miles/gallon for highway driving, which depends on choice of engine and trim.
2015 i8 Price and release date
The Door Coupe Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3, 1.5 L All Wheel Drive comes at around $126,030. The 2015 i8 is expected to make its debut in July 2015 and will hit the showrooms during the summer of 2015.
|Model||Vision Efficient Dynamics|
|Horsepower @ RPM:||357|
|Torque @ RPM:||420|
|0-60 time:||4.2 sec.|
|Top Speed:||155 mph|