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The sports car redefined: the BMW i8.

The BMW i8 is ready to revolutionise 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 synchronisation of its electric motor and combustion engine, which makes itself apparent in its efficiency and dynamics on the road. It is the first sports car that’s accelerating its generation.

Progressive Driving Pleasure.

The BMW i8 film.
The BMW i8 film.
Experience a sports car that changes everything.
The i8 is a vehicle that fascinates. With its innovative LifeDrive architecture, and ground-breaking usage of materials such as carbon fibre, combined with its aerodynamic design and numerous intelligent BMW EfficientDynamics measures, the BMW i8 is progress in motion.

The sports car redefined. The BMW i8.



Every great pioneering achievement has its own story and in the case of the BMW i8, it begins in 2008 with the launch of Project i – and with no lesser objective than the reinvention of urban mobility. Just one year later, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept showed what a technology leader, geared fully toward energy saving can look like. This was the basis that gave rise to the BMW Concept i8, which demonstrated in near-production-ready form, where the development would lead. All available BMW EfficientDynamics technologies were already united within this vehicle, an intelligent lightweight concept had been implemented, and the idea of a sports car for the future became a reality. Series production of the BMW i8 marks the current peak of the development: a plug-in hybrid with the appearance and the breath taking performance of a sports car, which at the same time exhibits the consumption and emissions of a compact car, proving that dynamics and efficiency are not in opposition, but can be a united experience.


Opposites attract.

The BMW i8 unites the best of both worlds – offering sporty driving
performance with low consumption and emission figures.


Through its overall concept, the BMW i8 embodies the innovative vision of a modern and sustainable sports car. The highly dynamic design instantly shows the qualities the BMW i8 has to offer, without relying entirely on its sports car character. Its aesthetics also pursue a functional aim; a more aerodynamic silhouette to make it inherently efficient.

Drive system.

The BMW i8 offers far more than pure aesthetics. With its unique eDrive concept, it essentially reinvents the idea of sporting mobility. This is down to the powerful plug-in hybrid system, a combination of BMW eDrive technology and a BMW TwinPower Turbo 1.5-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine. It brings together the benefits of an electric motor and a petrol engine, creating an outstanding driving experience.
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