BMW i8 has been launched in India at astounding price of Rs. 2.29 crore (ex-showroom). BMW revealed i8 at the Frankfurt auto show in 2013 and then at the Indian auto expo in 2014, i8 gathered lot of attention and appreciation from enthusiast even before its launch. With the launch of i8 in India BMW introduces ‘I’ brand in the country and i8 is the first hybrid supercar and second Hybrid car launched in India by BMW.
BMW India has launched its first electric hybrid i8 at Rs. 2.29 crore (Ex-showroom all India) and it is the first ‘I’ brand car from BMW stable in India.
BMW i8, the supercar is powered to a 1.5L 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine and an electric motor, the turbocharged petrol unit delivers 228bhp power@5800rpm and 320Nm [email protected] while its electric motor able to produce 129bhp power and 250Nm of peak torque and mated to 5Kwh lithium-ion battery. Collectively these two motors give 357bhp power and 570Nm torque and it is coupled to a six speed automatic transmission.
This engine is fast enough to reach 0-100km in just 4.4 seconds with an electronically limited speed of 250 km/hr. This supercar returns an impressive mileage of 39.9 KPL (under European test conditions). BMW i8 features three driving modes- comfort mode, Eco-pro and sport mode.
Space and Dimensions:
BMW i8 comes with 2+2 seating arrangement and it is 4689mm long, 1942mm wide and 1298mm tall. Wheelbase is 2800mm which is impressive while ground clearance of 117mm is on the lower side.
Exterior and Interior:
BMW i8 the ravishing sports supercar is largely built out of carbon fibre and aluminum so it weighs just 1485kg. BMW i8 has coupe like design and sports such features like Scissors like doors, LED headlights with Laser beam technology and U-shaped LED DRLs, BMW conventional kidney grille with blue illuminated shade. Side profile with low slope profile, unique alloy wheels and scissor doors makes i8 futuristic and sporty. At the rear of i8 you will see LED tail lamps, shark-fin antenna, wider rear bumpers, flared wheel arches etc. Overall design of i8 is futuristic and will magnetize auto enthusiast.
On the inside, sporty look of exterior profile continues here as well with ultramodern dashboard which is complimented by some outrageous features and ambient lighting. BMW i8 comes with a three spoke steering wheel with contrast stitching, I accents on brake calipers, 8.8” head up display with multi utility information like 3D maps, park distance control for front and rear, individual mood lighting, BMW idrive controller with handwriting recognition. Apart from these features you will get CARPO and HALO full leather upholstery for more sporty and modern ambience.
BWW is available with four different exterior colors- Ionic silver metallic, Protonic blue, Crystal white pearl and Sophisto Grey brilliant.
BMW i8 is packed with an array of safety features such as eight airbags including front and side airbags for front passengers, head airbags for all four passengers, anti-lock brake system with brake assist, cornering brake control (CBC), Acoustic protection feature for passengers, Dynamic stability control (DSC) with Dynamic traction control (DTC), electric parking brake, three point seat belt with belt stopper, belt tensioners and force limiters, parking distance control for front and rear.