The new BMW i8 indicates the present peak of development: a plug-in hybrid model with the splendid performance and looks of a sports car, which simultaneously offers the emissions and consumption of a compact car. So, it persuasively resolves the evident contradiction between dynamics and efficiency.
I8 is all set to revolutionize its segment. Being the first sports car to come with the emission and fuel consumption values of a small car, it’s certainly a choice that is sure to fascinate every sports car lover and you’ll love it even if you are not a sports car enthusiast.
With a shark-nose grille, the stance of a supercar and swan-wing doors, this plug-in hybrid is a really radical vehicle. Its strength lies in the ideal synchronisation of the combustion engine and electric motor, which makes itself evident in maximum dynamics and efficiency on the street.
The i8 exemplifies the accomplish visualization of a sustainable and contemporary sports car. It sports a highly emotive design that immediately presents the qualities that it has to offer. But still, it doesn’t depend on its character of a sports car. It’s designed with aesthetics that help to achieve its functional targets – improved aerodynamics for utmost efficiency!
The Drive System
Powered by a BMW TwinPower Turbo 1.5L, 3-cylinder petrol engine that’s combined with BMW eDrive technology, it gets together the advantages of a petrol engine and an electric motor to offer an excellent driving experience. Its unique concept of driving system necessarily reinvents the notion of sporting mobility.
The mechanical configuration churns out a combined output power of 357hp. With this system, the car is capable of hitting the 60mph mark quite faster than M3 and is capable of achieving a top speed of 155mph. However, it yields a mileage of less than 30mpg.
With sharp steering, excellent braking system and agile handling, it’s overall a good effort.
In a nutshell, the new i8 combines the best of both the worlds and provides sporty driving performance along with low emission figures and fuel consumption. With all that it has to offer, it’s undoubtedly one of the best BMW cars in India. Price may though be on the higher side for the budget-minded customers, but a great choice for the affluent sports car lovers!