The BMW i8 – An Exceptional Supercar

The carmaker BMW had built its first supercar in the 1970s, that was the BMW M1 and now after a long time BMW has made an entirely new concept of the supercar – the BMW i8, the world’s first and only petrol-electric hybrid supercar i8 (i-stands for electric). It looks sports car at first sight which is extremely low and wide when viewed from the front side.

The BMW i8 Twin Power Turbo 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine, produces 231bhp and achieve 0-62mph in 4.4 sec (Acceleration 0-100 km in 4.4sec). The BMW eDrive technology is the combination of an electric motor and a powerful petrol engine, which creates the foundation for one of the most ground-breaking cars of our time. An exceptional interplay between the combustion engine and electric drive ensures efficiency and dynamism in equal measure.

The BMW i8 offers a variety of modes for an exceptional driving experience: COMFORT, ECO PRO, SPORT and the eDrive button maximize the vehicle performance. The high-performance level is complemented by outstanding efficiency, as established by the combined consumption of only 47.45 Km/l and CO2 emissions of 50 g/km.

A safety concept has been developed for the BMW i8, the high-strength carbon passenger cell not only protects passengers but also protects the high-voltage battery located between the two parts of the Drive module against external influences.

Finally, there is another legitimate sports car challenger within those ranks is good news for everyone who loves cars and track days. So, start saving now for your dream car.


1. Futuristic body structure is its principal advantage.

2. Fuel economy is quite impressive.

3. It performs exceptionally well, despite being a hybrid model.


1. Rear cabin space is not up to the mark.

2. Cost of maintenance is high.

Key Specifications – The BMW i8

Acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.4s

Capacity in ccm : 1499

Cylinders/valves: 3/4

Ground clearance in mm 117

Maximum output in KW(hp): 170(231)

Maximum torque in NM 320/3700


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Worked with many Multi-National Companies (MNC) and having a wide knowledge of Healthcare, Automobile and Finance industries; Vinay is a blogger and an engineer who loves to write and share his views on his blog.

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