For many, the BMW i8 is the perfect daily driver and weekend car. It ticks all the right boxes – it’s a hybrid, it’s fast and provides exceptional fuel economy. And the i8 is also one heck of a good looking car, in every way.
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Additionally, efficiency and lightweight construction is what makes the i8 stand out even more. The design of the sporty hybrid is centered about better airflow and improved aerodynamic performance, while the careful placement of vents an shapes give that supercar look many crave for.
The BMW i8 has a starting MSRP $140,700 and it brings a whole lot of performance and driving dynamics. The i8 is powered by a combination of a petrol engine and electric motors, powering all four wheels. Consequently the BMW i8’s hybrid system consists of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).
As far as performance, the i8 doesn’t disappoint. The car will do the 0-62mph (0-100km/h) run in less than 4.2 seconds. Overall, the BMW i8 has a designed range of up to 330mil (around 530 kilometers).
This particular BMW i8 was at European Auto Source for some vehicle coding and custom work. With coding for categories in performance, lighting, exterior, interior, and navigation/iDrive, there are plenty of ways to customize the i8 to the owner’s preference. Here are some of the features now enabled on the i8:
- Open Mirrors and Windows w/ Key FOB
- Fold Mirrors and Close Windows w/ Key FOB
- Fold Mirrors w/ Comfort Access
- Fold Mirrors and Close Windows w/ Comfort Access
- Disable iDrive Legal Disclaimer/Accept
- Enable AM Radio
- Enable Ventilation w/ Key FOB
- Remember Climate Control Settings
- USB Video and VideoinMotion
- Add/Remove Tire Temperature/Pressure Data
- Full Office Access (while driving not displayed for safety)
- Enable HOLD MODE
- Enable Interior Lighting Adjustment
- Enhanced Bluetooth
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