BMW i8

Rs. 2,90,00,000 to Rs. 2,90,00,000 (ex showroom delhi)


City: 43.45 kmpl
Highway: 47.45 kmpl


Petrol: 1499 cc

BMW i8 Overview

BMW i8 launched in Indian car market

February 18, 2015:  German car maker has launched the first super hybrid first car BMW i8 in Indian car market with starting price of 2.39 Crore (all India ex-showroom price). The car is empowered with two engine including 1.5 litre three cylinder turbocharged petrol engine at the rear wheels followed by 5kWh lithium battery. The sports car touches the mark from standstill to 100 kmph within the span of 4.4 seconds and delivers the fuel efficient performance of 39.9 kmpl (under European driving conditions).

BMW i8 landing of February 18, 2015

February 10, 2015: It is reported that German luxurious car maker BMW is going to launch its hybrid sports car BMW i8 in Indian car market on February 18, 2015. Speculated to be offered with price tag of Rs. 2 Crore, the hybrid car under the beneath would be offered with three cylinder 1.5 litre petrol engine. The engine would be mated with six speed automatic transmission system.

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1499 cc , Petrol

43.45 kmpl (City)
47.45 kmpl (Highway)

*Automatic Climate Control *Remote Trunk/Boot Opener *Audio System Remote Control *Hybrid Technology *8 Airbags

BMW i8 Power, Engine and Performance

The upcoming luxurious hybrid sport car is reported to be one of the most powerful sports car that will bestow 1.5 litre petrol engine and an electronic motor having the power generation efficiency of 7.1 kWH. The 1.5 litre petrol engine with twin turbo charging motor has displacement capacity of 1500 cc. The 3 cylinders 12 valve engine churns the power of 231 bhp at 5800 rpm and torque of 320 Nm at 3700 rpm. Both petrol mill and electronic motor together generate the power of 362 bhp and torque of 570 Nm. The engine would be mated with six speed automatic transmission system.
Empowered with lithium battery the electronic motor take around two hours to get completely charged and delivers an average from 30-35 kmpl. When this motor is combined with 3 cylinder petrol engine both of them deliver the combined average of 40 kmpl. 

BMW i8 Acceleration and Pick-up

The sports car crosses the mark of 100 kmph in the span of 4.4 seconds, while the electronic motor accelerates the speed from standstill to 100 kmph in period of 4.5 seconds. The combination of both motors kisses the top speed mark of 250 kmph.

Stereo and Accessories

It is speculated that the German car maker will empower this luxurious sports car with various interesting features for instance BMW head up display to provide information about on road condition, park distance control, high defined touch screen music system that supports connectivity with USB/AUX-in, Bluetooth and supported by quality speakers. Although the above mentioned accessory items are just speculations and the real items would be disclosed only after the final launch on February 18, 2015.

BMW i8 Safety and Security

The upcoming luxurious sports car is bestowed with various latest safety features to offer safe travelling experience to the passengers. The latest traction control helps to retain stability during driving by monitoring the traction between wheels separately. Additional safety features offered in this super luxurious car includes intelligent LED light system, impact protection beams, theft package, airbags, pedestrian safety features and various others. 

BMW i8 Braking and Handling

Being the luxurious sports car i8 bestows super ventilated disc brakes incorporated with brake calipers. The disc braking system is further supported by anti lock braking system, brake standby, corner brake control, brake assist and many more. Apart from it this car is also blessed with improved chassis technology with dynamic damper control system adorning double wishbone front axle followed by five link rear axle. Moving ahead the electric power steering system facilitates driver to drive smoothly on all types of road conditions.

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BMW i8 Expert Review

BMW i8 which is ready to make its debut in Indian car market on February 18, 2015 is one of the most luxurious cars in the world. The hybrid sports car is blessed with powerful petrol and electronic motors. Proposed to be offered in petrol trim the hybrid car bestows 1.5 litre petrol engine which along with electronic motor is reported to deliver the fuel efficient performance of almost 40 kmpl. Based on eDrive Technology the car will offer emission free driving experience. With an objective to result economic performance the car is blessed with ECO Pro mode which intelligently makes appropriate use of energy reserves. Apart from this it is also equipped with optional charging package system BMW I Wallbox facilitating users to optimize the battery charging time.

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