THE REVOLUTION BEGINS WITH A CHARGE. The future of mobility is moving beyond combustion to a place where performance, design, and efficiency define the new normal. Where plug-in hybrids and full electric vehicles do more than turn heads, but change minds. Where high-performance electric mobility is not just attainable, but sustainable. That's the world of the future - the world of BMW i.
Feel the power of pure electricity in the 2018 BMW i3 - or charge your sporty side with the all-new BMW i3s. Both models feature exceptional drivability and range, with additional Range Extender versions for longer drives.
This is no ordinary sports car. The BMW i8 Coupe and i8 Roadster are the ultimate evolution of plug-in hybrid technology. Housed in sleek, sculpted frames that scream power, these design icons exude energy, efficiency, and exhilaration in every moment.
Every drive has the potential energy to spark inspiration. The first fully-electric BMW features wind-whipping agility, nimble handling, and cutting-edge design - everything you need to transform the everyday into the adventurous.
Aerodynamics Wheels like wings. Taller, narrower wheels make for a fluid, more aerodynamic driving experience.
Light it up. Enjoy exceptional visibility and clarity on those nighttime drives with the optional BMW Laserlight system, featuring the latest in headlight technology.
The use of recycled and reinforced plastics in the construction of major components make the BMW i3 and i3s eco-friendly and fuel efficient. The fabric in the seats is made from recycled bottles, while the body incorporates carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), a lighter, stronger alternative to steel.
Compact no longer means cramped. Every detail of the i3, from seats to doors, is designed to prioritize space and comfort.
Sections of the dashboard and trim are made from sustainably grown open-pore eucalyptus, adding a bit of zen to the interior. The fine leather upholstery in the i3 and i3s is tanned using olive leaf extract, a natural process that uses olive production byproducts to protect against fading and wear.
Eye-catching color. Tera World Copper features the same comforts of Tera World, but incorporates Tera Copper (Leather and Cloth accent) upholstery for an attractive, unique seating environment.
Set the perfect course with BMW Navigation, included as standard. The intuitive interface includes a responsive touchscreen and natural language understanding for maps and infotainment - so you can easily find anything from routes to radio stations.
Get vital driving information - and see what's coming - with the model-specific Head-up Display. Important driving data is projected directly on the windshield - and in SPORT mode, a special display adds an rpm readout, gear indicator, and Optimum Shift Indicator.
Beauty is more than skin deep. The efficiently designed interiors of the i8 models are perfect combinations of sportiness and comfort. Eye-catching upholstery options and the latest driving technology keep you comfortably in control.
MORE THAN INNOVATION. REVOLUTION. The BMW i8 Coupe, and first-ever BMW i8 roadster, are icons of progress. These innovative plug-in hybrid vehicles represent the future of electric mobility - while capturing the classic emotions of freedom and exhilaration you expect from a BMW.
Brilliant design evokes an emotional response. With their precise lines and sweeping silhouettes, scissor doors and streamflow design, long wheelbases and short overhangs, the i8 models appear to be surging forward even when standing still. It's impossible not to feel their sporty allure - especially with 20" BMW i Jet Black wheels and exclusive E-Copper Metallic exterior finish with Frozen Gray highlights.
Let nothing hold you back. BMW i8 models draw their revolutionary power from the electric motor under the hood. A TwinPower Turbo gas engine positioned over the rear axle adds additional horsepower while beautifully balancing both Coupe and Roadster with near-perfect 50-50 weight distribution. Aerodynamic excellence is enhanced by lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic construction - a revolutionary and sustainable material that's just as strong as steel.
They don't just look fast. With the electric motor and combustion engine providing a total output of 369hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, the i8 Coupe and i8 Roadster more than live up to the sporting heritage of BMW - blowing through 0-60mph in as little as 4.2 seconds.
Four modes to suit your moods. The standard COMFORT mode offers a balance between sporty performance and fuel efficiency. SPORT mode engages the power of the combustion engine, with extra boost provided by the electric motor. ECO PRO mode supports a more efficient, optimized driving style that can be used in both all-electric mode and blend mode. Finally, eDRIVE mode is purely electric, offering a max speed of 75 mph for a totally tailpipe emission-free ride.
BMW i8 models are perfectly designed to derive maximum performance from a high-performance hybrid drive system. The lightweight two-piece structure - a comfortable cabin in the Life Module and an advanced chassis in the Drive Module - set the i8 Coupe and i8 Roadster on the cutting edge of automotive design.
Clean, crisp lines. The driver-oriented interior is perfectly presented with high-quality materials - like the standard Carbon Fiber Interior Trim - to impress and engage the senses.
Rubber, meet road. Both the BMW i8 Coupe and i8 Roadster come with exclusive 20" BMW i Light Alloy Radial-spoke Bi-color Wheels style 16 with staggered performance tires. Those opting for a more distinctive look can opt for Jet Black over Bi-color - or change it up completely with 20" BMW i Light Alloy W Spoke wheels style 470.
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