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A car produced by BMW beginning in 2014.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's BMW i8 page on 7 April 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid sports car developed by BMW. The i8 is part of BMW's electric fleet "Project i" being marketed as a new sub-brand, BMW i. The 2015 model year BMW i8 has a 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that delivers an all-electric range of 37 km (23 mi) under the New European Driving Cycle. Under the United States Environmental Protection Agency cycle, the range in EV mode is 24 km (15 mi) with a small amount of gasoline consumption. Its design is heavily influenced by the BMW M1 Homage concept car, which in turn pays homage to BMW's last production mid-engined sports car prior to the i8: the BMW M1. BMW will cease the production of the BMW i8 in April 2020.

The BMW i8 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds and has an electronic limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The BMW i8 has a fuel efficiency of 2.1 L/100 km (134.5 mpg‑imp; 112.0 mpg‑US) under the NEDC test with carbon emissions of 49 g/km. The EPA rated the i8 combined fuel economy at 76 MPGe (3.1 L gasoline equivalent/100 km; 91 mpg-imp gasoline equivalent) and 29 miles per gallon (6.7L/100 km) when running in pure gasoline mode (after the battery is drained empty).

The initial turbodiesel concept car was unveiled at the 2009 International Motor Show Germany. The production version of the BMW i8 was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The i8 was released in Germany in June 2014. Deliveries to retail customers in the U.S. began in August 2014. By early November 2016 global sales since mid-2014 totaled more than 10,000 BMW i8s, making the i8 the world's top selling plug-in electrified sports car. The top selling markets are the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, China and Canada.


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BMW i8 Concept Subject:  BMW i8 Concept
Photographer:  Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
Event:  2013 Geneva International Motor Show
License:  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
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BMW i8 Concept Subject:  BMW i8 Concept
Photographer:  Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
Event:  2013 Geneva International Motor Show
License:  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
View photo of BMW i8 Concept at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show - 3.4MB


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
18 October 2011An Environmentally Friendly Concept CarLevi Quinn
14 September 2013This photo of the BMW i8 will blow your mind Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
18 September 2013The BMW i3 and i8 configurators are on-line Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
8 July 2015Sinister looking zero emissions BMW i8 goes 300 miles on unlikely power source Denis Flierl
17 March 2016Resonator Made of DuPont™ Zytel® PLUS Helps Revolutionary Hybrid Sports Car Sound GoodDuPont


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