Taking the plug-in hybrid class in an entirely new and exhilarating direction, the 2016 BMW i8 is truly in a league of its own. The very first sports car with fuel consumption and emission values comparable to that of a compact automobile, the i8 is proof that evocative styling and gripping performance need not come at the expense of efficiency, nor efficiency at the expense of style or power.
Garnering its power from a TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder combustion engine paired with an innovative electric motor, the combined forces result in a total system output of a staggering 357 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. And with a 0-60 lapse of a mere 4.2 seconds, the i8 delivers white-knuckle acceleration even from a standstill.
Plus, as it's capable of fully charging in just two and a half hours at one of the 23,000 plus U.S. charging facilities, the i8 allows you to get going in less time.
BMW has always placed great emphasis on designing its vehicles around the needs and desires of its drivers first and foremost. The i8 is no exception, and drivers will have the freedom to easily choose between one of four driving modes for a satisfactory ride, no matter the scenario.
Life Quality BMW
The cabin of the 2016 BMW i8 is as ultra-modern as the exterior leads you to believe it will be, with highly contoured lightweight seats for supreme comfort. And the commitment to sustainability is also carried forth in the execution of the interior, as the automaker innovatively uses recycled fiber content in the very fabric of the seats, as well as reclaimed and repurposed wood veneer..
The Mega World cabin features seats upholstered in Mega Carum Spice Gray Leather with Cloth highlight.
The Giga World interior is filled with Giga Ivory White or
Giga Amido Black Full Perforated Leather, and velour floormats.
Tera World interior design includes Tera Exclusive Dalbergia Brown Full Natural Leather with Carum Spice Gray Cloth upholstery, velour floormats and BMW i blue safety belts.
Pure Impulse World
The sporty Pure Impulse World Interior is upholstered in Pure Impulse Carum Spice Gray Full Perforated Leather, with special touches throughout.
The "i8" signature on the embossed headrests is echoed in the "i8" laser-etched door-sill finishers in Amido Metallic. BMW i blue, found in contrast stitching on the seats and black leather-bordered floormats, continues on the safety belts, and accents the spider on the high-gloss black BMW i brake calipers. The ceramic gear selector sports a striking black zirconium oxide finish; the headliner is Anthracite; and in a special touch , the engine cover is black leather.
Those who choose this World will also receive the BMW i Pure Impulse Card - the key to a world of inspiration and exclusive experiences; enjoy innovative ideas and trends in style, cuisine, design and more. Receive the exclusive Club magazine and the chance to attend special functions.