World Premiere of the BMW i8.

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World Premiere of the BMW i8. Priced from $135,925 in the US

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The BMW i8 at a glance

First plug-in hybrid vehicle from the BMW Group and world’s most forward-looking sports car; revolutionary interpretation of BMW’s hallmark driving pleasure; groundbreaking premium character clearly defined in terms of sustainability.

2+2-seater with LifeDrive architecture developed specifically for BMW i, aerodynamically groundbreaking body design and visionary interior design deliver an intense driving experience; Life module passenger cell made from carbon- fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP); drive system technology, high-voltage battery, chassis, and crash and structural functions integrated into the aluminum Drive module; curb weight: 3,285 lbs (1,490 kg); Cd: 0.26; very low center of gravity (below 18 inches/460 millimeters); well-balanced weight distribution.

Emotion-led visual impression based around established BMW i design language; classical sports car proportions and fresh interpretation of BMW design features; doors open upwards like wings; clean lines, plus surface design (external and internal) based on the layering principle; full-LED headlights as standard, innovative laser headlights – unique worldwide – available as an option where regulations allow.

Plug-in hybrid system developed and produced by the BMW Group represents the latest development stage of Efficient Dynamics; debut for three-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, displacement: 1.5 liters, output: 170 kW/231 hp, maximum torque: 320 Nm (236 lb-ft); power sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox; model-specific hybrid synchronous electric motor, output: 96 kW/131 hp, maximum torque: 250 Nm (184 lb-ft); power channeled through the front wheels via a two-stage automatic transmission; lithium-ion high-voltage battery with liquid cooling and usable capacity of 5 kWh.

First combination of BMW TwinPower Turbo and BMW eDrive technology plus intelligent energy management produce system output of 266 kW/362 hp (max. torque: 570 Nm / 420 lb-ft) and give the BMW i8 the performance characteristics of a pure-bred sports car (0 – 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.4 seconds) combined with fuel economy and emissions comparable to a small car - EU fuel consumption: 2.5 litres per 100 km / 94 mpg (US); “glued-to-the-road” AWD driving experience with torque distribution geared towards optimized dynamics.

Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose from five driving modes; range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) on electric power alone and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph); COMFORT mode offers optimum balance between dynamics and efficiency; combined range in everyday conditions: over 500 kilometers (310 miles); SPORT mode with ultra-intense boost function provided by the electric motor; ECO PRO mode can be used in both all-electric mode and hybrid mode.

Sophisticated chassis technology featuring a double-wishbone front axle and a five-link rear axle; Electric Power Steering; Dynamic Damper Control comes as standard; 20-inch light-alloy wheels are standard.

Intelligent lightweight construction with elements including a CFRP passenger cell, doors with a CFRP-aluminum structure, an instrument panel with magnesium support, an aluminum chassis and a partition between the passenger compartment and boot made from thin glass; comprehensive safety concept and an ultra-torsionally stiff passenger cell.

Extensive standard equipment includes the Navigation system Professional with proactive drive system for all-electric driving, fully-digital instrument display, BMW iDrive with freestanding Control Display and leather sports seats; choice of four exterior paint finishes and four interior equipment variants.

Wide range of BMW ConnectedDrive features: Park Distance Control, cruise control system with braking function, rain sensor and Intelligent Emergency Call function, optional driver assistance package with High Beam Assistant, a rear view camera, Surround View, Speed Limit Info including No Passing Info display, and Collision Warning with pedestrian recognition and braking function; also available are the Head-Up Display, BMW Online Entertainment, Concierge Services, Real Time Traffic Information and mobility services developed specifically for BMW i, e.g. intermodal route guidance as standard.

Services specifically developed for BMW i as part of the 360° ELECTRIC program: BMW i Charging Station for convenient battery charging at home, ChargeNow card giving customers a cash-free payment option at public charging stations as well as innovative mobility services such as MyCityWay and ParkatmyHouse; flexible sales concept enables made-to-measure mobility solutions.

All-embracing sustainability concept running like a thread through the value chain; carbon fiber production and vehicle assembly using 100-per cent renewable electricity; high proportion of recycled materials; use of materials manufactured and treated in an environmentally friendly manner.

CFRP wheels developed exclusively for the BMW i8 can be specified as an option in markets where regulations allow them.


Priced from $135,925 in the US. SGD$420-450k?




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Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

1.5l, 231bhp.... cat B car right??

2.5l / 100km..... how to improve FC further? can pump RON 92 or RON 95?
 
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BMW has revealed the i8 in production guise at IAA in Frankfurt, following last week's leaked official photos.
The 1,490 kg (3,284 lbs) plug-in hybrid adopts a 2+2 configuration and boasts a carbon fiber reinforced plastic passenger cell. It borrows many of the concept’s styling cues but slightly toned down and with standard LED headlights, with laser ones being optionally available. The see-through doors of the concept were not carried over but they still open upwards, while the alloys have been modified to be more suitable for a production model.


At its heart is a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder gasoline TwinPower Turbo engine and an electric motor. The conventional engine outputs 231 HP (170 kW) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) and sends power to the rear axle through a 6-speed automatic transmission. The electric motor provides 131 HP (96 kW) transferred to the front wheels via a two-stage automatic gearbox. The electric motor receives its energy from a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a 5 kWh capacity.


As a result of this hardware arrangement, the 2014 BMW i8 has a combined output of 362 HP (266 kW) and 420 lb-ft (570 Nm) of torque, enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds. Despite this impressive performance, it remains a very economical car as it has a fuel consumption of just 2.5 liters / 100 km (94 mpg US or 113 mpg UK). (1litre = 40km!)


It can be driven on electric power for up to 22 miles (35 km) during which it can hit a top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h). The combined range of the BMW i8 production version stands at more than 310 miles (500 km).


As standard, it rides on 20-inch alloys but at an additional cost these can be replaced by lightweight carbon wheels. Other optional equipment available includes rear view camera, high beam assistant, speed limit info with No Passing Info display, Surround View, Head-Up Display, along with Collision Warning with pedestrian recognition.


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Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

tats a 6ers killer man......sweeeeet
 
Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

Exterior really stunning.

Interior (is like 1 of the Evo Magazine guy said) is for IPAD gen.

jasonmaxima;1033032 said:
1.5l, 231bhp.... cat B car right??

2.5l / 100km..... how to improve FC further? can pump RON 92 or RON 95?
Can no need pump petrol. 0L/100km
 
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Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

passenger side has 2 aircon vents. Will freeze to death

But pls PM me price with COE
 
Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

Awesome.......










cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeers
 
Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

its blardy beautiful. if drive past 3 hatch driver...may force 3 hatch driver to commit suicide by driving to oncoming traffic.

but question.....how many places here hv sockets?!! blardy unfriendly country for car lovers.
 
Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

totoseow;1033068 said:
its blardy beautiful. if drive past 3 hatch driver...may force 3 hatch driver to commit suicide by driving to oncoming traffic.

but question.....how many places here hv sockets?!! blardy unfriendly country for car lovers.
Ur home if u stay landed
City Square Mall
Ikea
Changi City Point
 
Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

davidtch;1033086 said:
Ur home if u stay landed
City Square Mall
Ikea
Changi City Point

Bedok central oso have.
 
Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

This one not only worried FC, must worry about kWh/km...

Si beh chio ahhh!!!
 
Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

black is nicer@
 
Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

US selling Usd136k, reach our shores will be 700k? Took reference to a M3 price in US which is around 60+k.
 
Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

Aiya Mock, dun compare la, gek sim only. This will attract the new arf too...knn! Shd get some discount from emission tax though.
 
Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

Black is damn nice. Horsepower is a bit low for such a car, but torque how many?
 
Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

If 1.5L engine alone, 250 Nm, if combine with electric, max. torque: 570 Nm.

Sophisto Grey + blue highlights
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Re: World Premiere of the BMW i8: The sports car of the future

Can retrofit the steering to f10 since m6 also can. Thanks
 
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