This article is all about the two revolutionary cars : Hybrid BMW i8 and Electric BMW i3 under the roof of BMW cars. These BMW i series cars will make you imagine a world powered by performance, innovation and efficiency. BMW i8 is a hybrid car where as BMW i3 is an electric car.
BMW i8 is great in looks but along with that it has a powerful engine. The efficient Twin Power Turbo 3-cylinder engine and its innovative electric motor of BMW i8 produces an output of 420 lb-ft of torque and 357 horsepower. The BMW i8 takes only two and a half hour to get fully charged and it can get up to 76 MPGe fuel efficiency. Energy can be repurposed while driving to charge the battery frombraking, thrust, or directly from the gas engine. BMW i8 reaches 0 – 60 mph only in 4.2 seconds. It has 4 driving modes as Comfort, Sport, Eco Pro and eDrive.
BMW i8 is one of the beautifully designed sports car with streamflow design pattern. The streamflow design of the BMW i8 helps in providing the significant downforce all the way up to the electronically limited top speed of 150 mph. From front to back, by incorporating Efficient Dynamic ventilation technologies, the BMW i8 is able to reduce drag efficiently and improve the vehicle’s overall aerodynamics. The long wheelbase, short overhangs and precise lines gives BMW i8 great looks and feel like surging forward even when it is standing still.
BMW i8 comes in three special featured packages based on the different requirements of the person.
- Mega World : It has sporty looks of the interior with contrasting color.
- Giga World : It has interior of white and black color.
- Tera World :The interior is of naturally tanned leather with blue color.
Features And Specifications
|Engine||Twin Power Turbo 3-cylinder|
|Fuel Consumption||76 MPGe|
|0-60 mph||4.2 sec|
|Price||from MSRP $ 140,000.00|
BMW i3 is awarded as Best Green Car of the year by Kelley Blue Book. BMW i3 is an electric car that will change the way you drive. BMW i3 is made up of light weight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic that makes it one of BMW’s lightest yet strongest vehicle.
When it comes to performance of BMW i3, it is same as any other BMW car. The powerful engine of BMW i3 produces a torque of 184 lb-ft. BMW i3 being an electric car should have very less charging time and yes it is just 3.5 hours using a Level 2 charging station and even quicker – up to 80% in 20-30 minutes by using a DC Combo Fast Charger.
BMW i3 is an electric vehicle with aerodynamic exterior and innovative interior that will make you fan of this vehicle. BMW i3 has luxurious and spacious interior with extra 36.9 cubic feet of trunk space. The interior of the car is made from Eucalyptus Wood. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) used for making BMW i3 is 50% lighter than steel but as strong as steel which is actually the secret to this vehicle’s remarkable performance and efficiency.
The car has on- board navigation system which makes the driving easy and convenient. And to make your journey more efficient, you can use the integrated BMW i Remote app to sync your BMW i3 to your smartphone, Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Gear Watch or any other mobile device.
There are two models of BMW i3 which comes with three featured packages :
- Mega World : You will see renewable materials for a whole new interior luxury.
- Giga World : It has distinctly designed wheels and unique interior materials.
- Tera World : It has high-end sustainable elements and renewable materials.
Features and Specification
There are two models with little differences in features and specifications.
|Total Miles Per Charge||81|
|0-60 mph||7.0 seconds|
|Price||from MSRP $ 42,400|
BMW i3 with Range Extender
|Total Miles Per Charge||150|
|0-60 mph||7.8 seconds|
|Price||from MSRP $ 46,250|
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