The Most Progressive Sports Car. The BMW i8.

The BMW i8 is ready to revolutionize its vehicle class as the first sports car with the consumption and emission values of a compact car. The strength of the plug-in hybrid lies, among other factors, in the perfect synchronization of electric motor and combustion engine, which makes itself apparent in maximum efficiency and dynamics on the road.
BMW i8
362 horsepower
420 lb- ft of torque. 76 MPGe.
0-60mph in 4.2 seconds

Fully charged in approximately 1.5 hours

Starting at $136,500 MSRP

Turbocharged Performance

When a car looks this fast, it better live up to its appearance. The BMW i8 does just that, with help from its powerful, yet sustainable TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder combustion engine situated at the rear axle. Driven by a six-speed automatic transmission, power and performance are truly at your fingertips.

The Driving Experience Control switch on the center console offers various driving modes. On electric power alone, the BMW i8 can travel up to 22 miles, while the combined range in hybridmode is over 310 miles in everyday conditions.

Choice of power AND control - it offers four driving modes to satisfy the most avid drivers:

  • COMFORT- a balance between sport performance, driving chassis comfort and fuel efficiency
  • SPORT- offering the sportier eBoost function and chassis and steering setting
  • ECO PRO- supporting greater efficiency in both all-electric and hybrid modes
  • eDrive- adapts the BMW i8 for solely electric driving in both COMFORT and ECO PRO modes. Speeds of up to 75 mph can be attained in purely electrical driving. If the eDrive button isn't pressed, the combustion engine launches into action at 37 mph

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Striking Exterior

The entire shape and form follows the BMW i8 design philosophy; a unique connection between ground-breaking sustainability and premium character. The unmistakeable black design element runs from the front, over the roof, to the rear in all BMW i models.

Its long wheelbase, short overhangs, precise lines and sweeping silhouette give the appearance that the vehicle is surging forward even when it is standing still. The scissor doors provide an undeniable emotional and sporty allure that make it truly one-of-a-kind.

Available in four different color schemes:

  • Sophisto Grey brilliant effect with highlight in BMW i Blue or Frozen Grey metallic
  • Ionic Silver metallic with highlight in BMW i Blue
  • Protonic Blue with highlight in Frozen Grey metallic
  • Crystal White pearl effect with highlight in BMW i Blue or Frozen Grey metalli
Inspired Interior

The BMW i8's ergonomic interior was designed around the driver's need for comfortable control. Driver-relevant functions like the gear-shift lever, Start/Stop button, and parking brake are also arranged around the driver's seat for convenience. The 3D, high-resolution displays convey relevant driving information directly on the dashboard in a clear and simple manner.

BMW's ongoing interest in sustainability extends even to items such as the key, which uses a casing made from a biopolymer based on the oil distilled from castor beans, mixed with 30 percent glass fiber. The BMW i8 comes in four interior Worlds; Mega World, Giga World, Tera World and Pure Impulse World.

Mega World

The Mega World cabin features seats upholstered in Mega Carum Spice Gray Leather with Cloth highlight.

Giga World

The Giga World interior is filled with Giga Ivory White or
Giga Amido Black Full Perforated Leather, and velour floormats.

Tera World

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.


The BMW i8 can be charged at home very conveniently with the BMW i Wallbox or the charge cable. A growing number of public charging stations are also available on the roads, with access being obtained easily and conveniently using the ChargeNow card. The BMW i8 can easily find the nearest charging station thanks to innovations such as the fully connected BMW i ConnectedDrive services for navigation.

In the non-electric driving modes, the high-voltage battery is charged directly by the petrol engine so that it is available for the boost function. Here most energy is fed into the battery in the SPORT mode, and the energy recovery in thrust and brake phases also reaches its maximum. In the COMFORT and ECO PRO modes, correspondingly less energy flows into the high-voltage battery. And if you are driving your BMW i8 in the HYBRID mode, the high-voltage battery is charged exclusively by Brake Energy Regeneration.