THE NEW GENERATION OF A VISION.
The future is taking shape – in the form of the new BMW i8 Coupé. Full of verve, fascinating and ready to newly define mobility. For unconditional driving pleasure, as far as the road goes. A mere glimpse of this iconic design elevates adrenaline levels. The tachometer shoots up just as fast: the innovative plug-in hybrid engine generates 275 kW and 570 Nm. Plus, it accelerates the new BMW i8 Coupé in just 4.4 seconds from 0 to 100 km. The fastest route to a new era.Book your test drive Ask a question
The BMW i8 Coupé reveals itself as futuristic right down to the last detail. Its progressive lines speak a formal language that can hardly be more dynamic. The most striking feature: the imposing lightweight carbon-fibre gull-wing doors, which can be opened comfortably. The athletic front continues to display the individual character of the car and proudly bears the BMW double kidney, flanked by full-LED headlights and redesigned Air Curtains. Starting at the bonnet, the distinctive V-shaped black belt stretches along with the entire car, underscoring its flat silhouette. The impressive streamflow design also optimises airflow and creates unprecedented aerodynamics. Thus, the BMW i8 Coupé is a perfect symbiosis of form and function that knows only one direction: forward.
The BMW i8 Coupé takes even the headwind’s breath away. This is not only due to its athletic appearance, but also its streamlined body, the extreme lightweight construction and the layered design of the LED tail lights, which the wind flows through.
The interior of the BMW i8 Coupé also underscores its unique character. This is immediately apparent from the exclusive feature line Accaro Amido/E-Copper. The interior also reflects the dynamic lines of the exterior design, creating a futuristic dynamic throughout the cockpit. The centre cockpit is inclined to the driver and the controls are arranged intuitively – ensuring maximum driver orientation and clarity.
Wherever you go – the BMW i8 Coupé is prepared for anything thanks to numerous assistance systems. For example, during wet driving, the brakes are cleaned from time to time by the dry brake function to minimise moisture – and all without noticeable brake pressure. In bad weather conditions, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) makes starting easier by reducing wheel spin and ensuring maximum traction. Once driving, the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system takes over to provide excellent grip in any situation. The system is activated in hybrid mode and distributes the drive forces of both types of drive variably and according to the situation to all four wheels.
Drive ahead and leave practically nothing behind - thanks to the intelligent energy management of the BMW i8 Coupé. It coordinates the interaction between the electric motor and the battery with the combustion engine – always geared towards maximum performance with minimum consumption. This creates a powerful plug-in hybrid system with enormous efficiency, as evidenced by the combined consumption of only 1.9 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of up to 42 g/km.
Take the lead. It’s easy with the new BMW i8 Coupé. One of the reasons is its exceptional lightweight concept: the LifeDrive Architecture. It consists of the Drive module – an aluminium chassis and the Life module – an ultralight passenger compartment made of high-strength carbon-fibre. Both components are weight-optimised down to the last gram in order to take thought-out sustainability with perfected sportiness efficiently to the road.
|Combined fuel cons.||1.8L/100km|
|0-100 km/h||4.4 Seconds|
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Specifications are subject to change without notice. Retail price includes 15% GST and does not include on-road costs. Fuel consumption tested in accordance with EC directive 80/1268/EC. Consumption measured on European specification cars. Images shown are for marketing purposes only, and may reference models not available in New Zealand.