What Can We Get From This Hybrid?
The newest 2017 BMW i8 returns for the next year with quick charge times, exceptional performance, futuristic design, exceptional fuel economy, and plenty of technologies that help redefine what a hybrid can be. The BMW i8 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, at least according to various rumors within the industry circles.
There is no doubt that BMW knows a thing or two about building cars with exceptional performance and handsome looks. This aspect has been taken a notch higher for the 2017 release, judging by the stunning eco-friendly technology that has now been infused to the new i8.
Acceleration And Range
BMW says the new 2017 BMW i8 only takes 4.3 seconds to go from 0-60 mph, and it now boasts of a combined range of about 330 miles while running on both gasoline and electric power. The all-electric range remains unaltered at 15 miles. What the i8 is implying in a nutshell, is that it can fit perfectly in just about any combination of driving demands.
When it comes to output figures, BMW says the synergy between the lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor with the turbocharged 1.5L inline three-cylinder engine cranks up a total output of 357 hp. despite such a formidable output, the fuel economy stands at a whopping 30 mpg.
As already mentioned above, BMW is the kind of brand that knows a thing or two about styling and interior fittings. Well, for 2017, BMW has provided the new i8 with ample styling flourishes and technologies. To start off, the vehicle, just as before, returns with its low, sleek body styling and distinct scissor-lift doors that certainly offer a guarantee of grand entrances whenever you go.
Although the vehicle falls short of backseat space – who’s complaining anyway! – You’ll hardly find any other flaws in its interior. The high-tech gauges and dynamic contours highlight its overall vibe. Surfaces are upholstered using leather and recycled materials.
Is It For You
In overall, the new 2017 BMW i8 is certainly the dream car for anyone looking for a sexy two-door vehicle that offers admirable efficiency and sizzling performance with a flare of green credentials. Other performance cars to check out include the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid and Tesla Model S.
2017 BMW i8 Exterior Pictures & Interior Accessories
Gadgets and Accessories
Equipment offered include a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, an adjustable suspension system, driver and passenger memory settings, automatic headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, LED running lights and headlights, automatic wipers, a heads-up display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and keyless entry and ignition.
Others include BMW apps, an eight-inch central display interface, a USB port, an eleven-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, perforated leather upholstery, special interior trim, unique leather upholstery, turbine-style wheels, special interior trim, and a navigation system.
What About Safety?
Some of the safety technologies offered by the i8 include traction and stability control, antilock brakes, parking sensors, stolen vehicle recovery, front side airbags, around-view cameras, and BMW Assist emergency communications.
2017 BMW i8 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
All that strength, BMW i8 has is created by an electric motor and a 7.1 kW lithium-ion battery pack paired with an in-line three-cylinder 1.5 L turbocharged engine. Together, they generate a whopping 357 horsepower and 420 lbs. ft. of torque.
The 2017 BMW i8’s top speed is rated at 155 mph, at least according to BMW. As already mentioned, the new model can achieve a 0-60 mph in just under 4.3 seconds.
When we come to the fuel economy ratings, EPA rates the 2017 BMW i8 at 76 MPGe, and 28 mpg when the gas engine comes to play. For more details on EPA rates, click here.
At home, you only require a time of about 3.5 hours to fully recharge a depleted battery pack through a 120-V garage power outlet. Upgrading to the 240-V power source helps bring the power down to 1.5 hours.
2017 BMW i8 Release Date & Price
According to our sources, the new model should be expected to go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017 (soon we’ll have more precise info on the release date), though this can be debated as BMW is yet to offer a conclusive date. As for the 2017 BMW i8 price, the same sources quote a starting MSRP of $140,700. It will also be offered on lease.
The 2017 BMW i8 Spyder review is offered separately.
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