Although the 2018 BMW i8 is still in the production mode, a lot of expectations, fuss, and rumors have happened. So far, the newest updates about the car are about the electric-only power with improved hp of power, and also a new facelift. So, what should you expect from this new line?
2018 BMW i8 Interior
One of the coolest updates about the 2018 BMW i8 is the fact that it will be coming with the scissor model door. When the door lifts up, you will be welcomed with an incredibly beautiful and elegant interior cabin. Of course, the cabin isn’t only beautiful and artistic but also functional and handy. For this feature alone, the i8 will be coming with a more futuristic style with a modern and youthful atmosphere. Although the material is somewhat conventional, it is high in quality, constructed firmly and nicely to the center console and dashboard. Not to mention that there will be a new iDrive system from BMW’s unique technology.
2018 BMW i8 Practicality
You are probably pessimistic whether the new 2018 BMW i8 will be practical, considering the design and the arrangement. However, it turns out that the ride is more comfortable and spacious that it looks like. Sure, the cold scissor door may not suit all kinds of parking conditions, but the interior cabin is roomier. Not to mention that it is also quiet with very comfortable atmosphere and sensation. Despite the more spacious setup, this one is not a family ride, so it is only silly if you purchase the car for a family picnic and then complain about not being able to pack the whole family and the trip. Keep in mind that this model is more about the show and about being single.
2018 BMW i8 Powertrain
There is nothing complicated or fussy about the engine arrangement of this ride. It has a three-cylinder turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that is mounted on the back, producing a serious 228 bhp. Come matching with it; there will be an electric motor that is producing 129 bhp on the side front axle. In the end, the 2018 BMW i8 can produce a clean 357 bhp with automatic six-speed gearbox transmission.
When you are driving slowly, the petrol engine and the electric machine will be working together to achieve an efficient result. But rest assured that this one has all the power and ability to boost forward. It can reach 62 mph within 4.4 seconds only and with top speed reaching 155 mph. The electric engine can reach 23 miles.
2018 BMW i8 Efficiency
Thanks to the clever combination of the electric engine and the petrol machine, the combined rating for the fuel consumption is 134.5 mpg. Charging the battery is also easy. From a regular household outlet, you can fill it up in 8 hours. But if you want to spend an extra £315, you can have a wall box system that can charge the battery enough fast. It can fill up the battery (at least 80% of it) in only two hours. Such feature is handy for the new 2018 BMW i8.