2017 BMW i8 Silver with BlueThe 2017 BMW i8 is a luxury sports car with 357 hp and a 1.5 liter, 3 cylinder engine. It’s a hybrid vehicle with a futuristic design and a price of $140,700.

The i8 has lightweight materials and an aerodynamic design making it more efficient and faster on the road. The hybrid technology brings the advantages of both electric motors and combustion engines. BMW claim the i8 has an extremely low fuel consumption and very low emissions.

The BMW i8 is a sports plug-in hybrid with emissions as low as a compact car. It has the sleek sports-car design with an extremely low front and flat top to hug the ground as you drive. It’s able to reach speeds of 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

Specs

The cabin of the 2017 BMW i8 is made from lightweight carbon fibre which is 50% lighter than steel while still being crash-safe. This material allows the i8 to run much quicker on the road and reach speeds of 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds
The i8 is an all wheel drive with 357 hp and a 1.5 liter engine using 3 cylinders. It has an electric range of 23 miles and a maximum combined total range of 273 miles.

Using just the electric motor the maximum speed is 74 mph. With the gas engine you can reach a peak of 155 mph. The weight of the i8 is 3,272 lbs and has a carrying capacity of 815 lbs. Charging time for the high-voltage battery is just 2 hours.

Total width of the vehicle is 76.4 inches, height is 50.8 inches and the length is 184.6 inches.

Interior

2017 BMW i8 Interior

As you’d expect with a sports car there’s not a huge amount of room inside. BMW have done a good job of giving the interior of the car a luxury feel and the i8 is still quite comfortable to drive.

For interior equipment you’ll get a choice of three lines, NESO, CARPO and HALO.  NESO uses recycled sustainable materials and uses light, gray and black colors to contrast one another. The CARPO and HALO  uses full leather equipment in ivory whites and blacks. Whatever you choose the interior looks quite stunning in the i8.

The BMW i8 comes with a Luis Vuitton luggage set that perfectly matches the interior space of the car. It includes a large travel bag, small travel bag, a garment bag and a hard business case for your laptop.

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Price

Luxury and power does come at a price. The 2017 BMW i8 has a price tag of $140,700.

Alternatives

There are a few alternatives to the 2016 BMW i8 including the 2017 Tesla Model S which is also a green car and the 2017 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid.