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BMW i8 Roadster

Rs.2.25 Cr*
*Estimated Price in New Delhi
Alert Me When Launched
Expected Launch - November 2018

i8 Roadster Overview

  • Mileage (upto)
    47.45 kmpl
  • Engine (upto)
    1499 cc
  • BHP
    228.0
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Seats
    4
  • Service Cost
    -

i8 Roadster Review

The German automakers greatest innovation, BMW i8 is officially arrived in the automobile market of India. This breathtaking super sports car has all the whistles and bells to steals the hearts of car enthusiasts across the globe. It is currently introduced as a completely built in unit (CBU) and is made available in one variant only. This sports cars front axle is equipped with an electric motor, whereas its rear one is fitted with a 1.5-litre petrol engine. The combination of these two engines help the vehicle to give away a peak mileage of 47.5 Kmpl, which is better than any other four wheeler in the automobile segment. With purely electric driving mode, this vehicle can achieve a top speed of 120 Kmpl owing to its eDrive technology. Its electric motor is further accompanied by a 5.2kWh battery, which takes about 2.5 hrs to get fully charged. However, with the help of BMW Wallbox charger, this time period goes down to less than two hours. Beside innovation technology, ultra-modern exterior and interior styling is the main highlight of BMW i8 Hybrid. Both its outside and inside styling represents the layered principle and is further highlighted by blue accents all round. At the same time, the elegant LED lighting pattern enhances its dynamic appeal.

Exteriors:

This newly launched sports car has a new design language based on layered principle adapted by the company. It has an aerodynamic front facade, sleek side facet and a rugged rear profile, which makes it look unique from every angle. To start with the rear, it has a very unusual bumper structure, wherein it is fitted with U shaped taillight cluster. There are a lot of metal and blue accents present on the bumper along with a pair of reflectors and courtesy lamps, which amplifies this facet. Coming to the sides, this vehicle gets scissor doors, which are concealed with handles for added elegance. The external wing mirrors are done up in high gloss black and are integrated with LED blinkers. This vehicle has massive fenders and yet, it looks very sleek from its side facet. These wheel arches can be fitted with either 'W' spoke or turbine styling alloy wheels, which further adds to its breathtaking stance. Its front facade looks even stunning owing to its extremely sleek headlight cluster and aerodynamic body structure. In the center, there is a kidney bean shaped grille with metallic and blue accents. The company's insignia has been placed on top of the hood, which is complimented by the expressive design on its bonnet.

Interiors:

The interiors of BMW i8 Hybrid are tailor made for those individuals who prefers luxurious comfort. Although, it is a sports car, its cabin is fitted with four seats, which are ergonomically designed and covered with leather upholstery. The manufacturer is offering it with an exclusive 'Pure Impulse' character package that includes exclusive floor mats with leather border, gear selector switch in ziconium oxide ceramic and contrast stitching in BMW i Blue. Likes its exteriors, its dashboard too has a layered design and it is equipped with several innovative aspects like a touchscreen infotainment unit, iDrive touch controller and a few other BMW ConnectDrive aspects. The most attractive aspect of the cabin is its instrument cluster featuring a 22cm full color TFT screen that displays various functions of the car.

Engine and Performance:


This newly introduced vehicle is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine along with an electric motor that helps it to deliver exceptional performance. Its front axle is loaded with an electric motor that is accompanied by a Lithium-ion high performance battery. It is capable of producing 131hp of power and 250Nm of impressive torque. This power house is mated with a 2-speed steptronic transmission gearbox that powers the front wheels. The rear axle is loaded with an advanced 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder engine that displaces 1499cc. This engine has a pair of turbochargers, which allows it to unleash a maximum power of 231bhp at 5800rpm in combination with a hammering torque of 320Nm at just 3700rpm. This petrol mill is coupled to a six speed automatic transmission gearbox. Together with both these power houses, this BMW i8 Hybrid touches the 100 Kmph speed barrier in just 4.4 seconds and goes up to 250 Kmph. At the same time, it has the ability of giving away a peak mileage of 47.45 Kmpl, which is rather impressive.

Braking and Handling:

All its four wheels have been fitted with sturdy set of internally vented disc brakes featuring superior calipers with high gloss black finish. This proficient braking mechanism is further assisted by the advanced ABS and brake assist system along with cornering brake control function. It also has a superior suspension system that is capable of dealing with all the jerks and bumps caused on roads. Furthermore, it is also incorporated with an electrically assisted steering system that consumes less power and yet offers greater response to make handling simpler.

Comfort Features:


This all new sports car has all the latest comfort features, which pampers the occupants and provides luxurious traveling experience. It has a list of features including foldable front armrest with storage compartment, door sill trims in carbon styling, interior mirror with automatic anti dazzle function, instrument cluster with leather trim, sport compartment package and electrically adjustable front seats including heating function. In addition to these, it also has multi-functional steering wheel, lights package with three ambient lighting design and headliner anthracite. The manufacturer has also blessed with a few BMM ConnectDrive aspects like an iDrive touch controller and a high resolution 26cm color display along with a few connectivity ports. At the same time, it is also blessed with a 360Watt HiFi surround sound system designed by Harman Kardon that includes a total of eleven speakers.

Safety Features:

This luxury hybrid sports car has several advanced protective features, which safeguards the occupants like no other vehicle in this segment. The list of features include acoustic protection for pedestrians, warning triangles with first aid kit, tyre puncture repair kit, electronic engine immobilizer with alarm system, eight airbags and an electric parking brake. Furthermore, it also has ABS with brake assist system, cornering brake control along with dynamic stability and traction control system.

Pros:

1. Exceptional fuel economy without compromise in performance.

2. Breathtaking exterior and interior styling is its advantage.

Cons:

1. Its price range is way too expensive for Indian automobile market.

2. Rear cabin seating space is congesting.

BMW i8 Roadster Specifications

ARAI Mileage47.45 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
Engine(cc)1499
Max Power228bhp@5800rpm
Max Torque320Nm@3700rpm
Seating4
Engine Description1.5-litre 228bhp 12V Hybrid Engine
TransmissionTypeAutomatic
Cargo Volume154-litres

BMW i8 Roadster Features

Multi-function Steering Wheel
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
Touch Screen
Automatic Climate Control
Engine Start Stop Button
Anti Lock Braking System
Alloy Wheels
Fog Lights - Front
Fog Lights - Rear
Power Windows Front
Passenger Airbag
Driver Airbag
Power Steering
Air Conditioner

BMW i8 Roadster Engine & Transmission

Engine TypeHybrid Engine
Engine Description1.5-litre 228bhp 12V Hybrid Engine
Engine Displacement(cc)1499
No. of cylinder3
Maximum Power228bhp@5800rpm
Maximum Torque320Nm@3700rpm
Valves Per Cylinder4
Valve ConfigurationDOHC
Fuel Supply SystemMPFI
Bore x Stroke82 X 94.6 mm
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Turbo ChargerYes
Super ChargeNo
TransmissionTypeAutomatic
Transmission Type
Gear Box6 Speed
Drive Type4WD
Overdrive
Synchronizers
Clutch Type

BMW i8 Roadster Performance & Fuel

Top Speed250 kmph
Drag Coefficient
ARAI Mileage (kmpl)
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Tank Capacity (Liters)42
Acceleration (0-60 kmph)
Acceleration (0-100 kmph)4.4 Seconds
Acceleration Quarter mile
Acceleration Kickdown (20-80)
Acceleration 30-70 kmph (3rd gear)
Acceleration 40-80 kmph (4th gear)
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Braking (80-0 kmph)
Braking (60-0 kmph)
Overall Mileage
Highway Mileage

BMW i8 Roadster Suspension System, Steering & Brakes

Front SuspensionAdaptive
Rear SuspensionAdaptive
Shock Absorbers Type
Steering TypePower
Steering ColumnSport
Steering Gear TypeRack & Pinion
Turning Radius (wheel base)6.15 metres
Front Brake TypeDisc
Rear Brake TypeDisc

BMW i8 Roadster Others

Country of Assembly
Country of Manufacture
Warranty Time
Warranty Distance

BMW i8 Roadster Dimensions & Capacity

Length4689mm
Width2218mm
Height1291mm
Ground Clearance (Laden)
Ground Clearance Unladen117mm
Wheel Base2850mm
Front Tread1644mm
Rear Tread1721mm
Kerb Weight1560kg
Gross Weight1930kg
Cargo Volume154-litres
Front Headroom983mm
Front Legroom
Rear Headroom824mm
Rear Legroom
Tyre Size195/50 R20
Tyre TypeTubeless,Radial
Wheel Size
Alloy Wheel Size20 Inch
Seating Capacity4
No of Doors2
No of Floors
Front Shoulderroom
Rear Shoulderroom

BMW i8 Roadster Comfort & Convenience

Power Steering
Power Windows-Front
Power Windows-Rear
One Touch Operating Power Windows
Automatic Climate Control
Air Quality Control
Remote Trunk Opener
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Low Fuel Warning Light
Accessory Power Outlet
Trunk Light
Vanity Mirror
Rear Reading Lamp
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
Cup Holders-Front
Cup Holders-Rear
Rear A/C Vents
Heated Seats - Front
Heated Seats - Rear
Massage Seats
Memory Functions For Seat
Seat Lumbar Support
Multi-function Steering Wheel
Cruise Control
Parking SensorsFront & Rear
Autonomous Parking
Navigation System
Foldable Rear Seat
Smart Entry
Engine Start/Stop Button
Drive Modes
Glove Box Cooling
Bottle HolderFront Door
Voice Control
Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
USB Charger
Steering Mounted Tripmeter
Central Console Armrest
Tailgate Ajar
Gear Shift Indicator
Rear Curtain
Luggage Hook & Net
Battery Saver
Lane Change Indicator
Additional Features

BMW i8 Roadster Interior Features

Air Conditioner
Heater
Adjustable Steering Column
Tachometer
Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
Leather Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Steering Wheel
LightingAmbient light
Glove Compartment
Digital Clock
Outside Temperature Display
Cigarette Lighter
Digital Odometer
Electric Adjustable SeatsFront
Folding Table in The Rear
Driving Experience Control Eco
Height Adjustable Driving Seat
Dual Tone Dashboard
Ventilated Seats
Additional FeaturesSurface Of Gear Sellector Switch in Ziroconium Oxide Ceramic ,Black
Floor Mats With Leather Border in Black and With Contrast Stitching in BMW i Blue
Engine Cover Leather Covered Black
Door Sill Finisher With Designation i8 ,Surface in Amido Metallic,Laser Coated
All Brake Callipers Painted in Black High Gloss With Blue Spider and BMW I Designation
Door Sill Trim Cover in Carbon Styling
Instrumental Panel With Leather Trim In Exclusive Natural Leather
Headliner Anthracite
Storage Compartment Package

BMW i8 Roadster Exterior Features

Adjustable Headlights
Fog Lights - Front
Fog Lights - Rear
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
Heated Wing Mirror
Rain Sensing Wiper
Rear Window Wiper
Rear Window Washer
Rear Window Defogger
Wheel Covers
Alloy Wheels
Power Antenna
Tinted Glass
Rear Spoiler
Removable/Convertible Top
Roof Carrier
Sun Roof
Moon Roof
Side Stepper
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
Intergrated Antenna
Chrome Grille
Chrome Garnish
Smoke Headlamps
Roof Rail
Lighting'sLED Headlights
Trunk OpenerSmart
Additional Features

BMW i8 Roadster Safety Features

Anti-Lock Braking System
EBD
Parking SensorsFront & Rear
Central Locking
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
Brake Assist
Power Door Locks
Child Safety Locks
Anti-Theft Alarm
Anti-Pinch Power Windows
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag-Front
Side Airbag-Rear
Knee Airbags
Day & Night Rear View Mirror
Head-Up Display
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
Xenon Headlamps
Halogen Headlamps
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Pretensioners & Force Limiter Seatbelt
Door Ajar Warning
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Traction Control
Adjustable Seats
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
KeyLess Entry
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Vehicle Stability Control System
Hill Descent Control
Hill Assist
Engine Immobilizer
Crash Sensor
Blind Spot Monitor
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Engine Check Warning
Automatic Headlamps
Clutch Lock
Advance Safety FeaturesDynamic Damper Control
Brake Energy Regeneration
Acoustic Protection For Pedestrains
Head Airbags For All Seats
Cornering Brake Control
Dynamic Stability Control
Electric Parking Brake
Tyre Puncture Repair Kit
Warning Triangle With First Aid Kit
Road Side Assistance
Follow Me Home Headlamps
Rear Camera
360 View Camera
Anti-Theft Device

BMW i8 Roadster Entertainment Features

Cassette Player
Cd Player
CD Changer
DVD Player
Radio
Audio System Remote Control
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Integrated 2DIN Audio
Bluetooth Connectivity
USB & Auxiliary input
Touch Screen
Internal Storage
No of Speakers11
Rear Entertainment System
Connectivity
Additional FeaturesBMW Apps
Digital Instrumental Cluster With 22cm Full Colour Display
Hi Fi Loudspeaker
I Drive Touch Controller With Handwriting Recognition With 26cm Full Colour Display and Integrated Hard Drive For Maps and Audio Files
3D Maps

BMW i8 Roadster Details

BMW i8 Roadster TransmissionAutomatic
BMW i8 Roadster ExteriorExterior mirrors, electrically adjustable with automatic anti-dazzle function /n Heat protection glazing /n Locking wheel Bolts /n Rain sensor /n Ionic Silver with highlight BMW I Blue /n Crystal White pearl effect with highlight BMW I Blue /n Protonic Blue with highlight Frozen Grey metallic /n Sophisto Grey brilliant effect with BMW i Blue highlight /n
BMW i8 Roadster SteeringSports Steering
BMW i8 Roadster TyresTubeless Tyres
BMW i8 Roadster Engine1.5-L 228bhp 12V Hybrid Engine
BMW i8 Roadster Comfort & Convenience"Lithium-ion high-performance battery /n Cruise control with braking function /n Dynamic Damper Control /n Electrically assisted steering /n Intelligent Plug-in hybrid technology with 4WD /n Wallbox Charger /n Comfort Access system /n Armrest front, foldable with integrated storage compartment /n Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear /n Navigation system Professional with 3D maps /n Driving Assistant Package /n Three-point seat belts including belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters /n Tyre Puncture Repair Kit /n "
BMW i8 Roadster FuelPetrol
BMW i8 Roadster Brake SystemABS With Brake Assist
BMW i8 Roadster SafteyLED headlights with extended contents /n automatically activated driving lights /n Interior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle function /n Seat belt, BMW I Blue /n 4-side top view and side view cameras with object recognition /n Acoustic protection for pedestrians /n Alarm System /n Front Airbags for driver and front passenger /n Head airbags for all 4 outer seats /n Side airbags for driver and front passenge /n Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist /n Cornering Brake Control (CBC) /n Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)/n Electric parking brake /n ISOFIX child seat mounting /n Warning triangle with first-aid kit /n

Compare Variants

  • Petrol
  • i8 HybridCurrently Viewing
    Rs.2,62,00,000*EMI: Rs. 5,06,826
    47.45 KMPL1499 CCAutomatic
    Key Features
    • Synchro Switching Transmission
    • Intelligent Plug-In With 4WD
    • eDrive-Fully Electric Driving

i8 Roadster Images and Videos

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  • Videos
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  • Sachin Tendulkar & His BMW i8 | Feature | Autocar India
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    Sachin Tendulkar & His BMW i8 | Feature | Autocar India
  • Mobil1 Presents Great Car Great Road | BMW i8 | Autocar India
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    Mobil1 Presents Great Car Great Road | BMW i8 | Autocar India
  • BMW i8 | India Drive Video Review | Autocar India
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    BMW i8 | India Drive Video Review | Autocar India
  • BMW i8 Hybrid Supercar | First Drive Video Review
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    BMW i8 Hybrid Supercar | First Drive Video Review
  • Radical new BMW i8 hybrid sports car driven
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    Radical new BMW i8 hybrid sports car driven
  • BMW i8 - Road Test Review (India)
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    BMW i8 - Road Test Review (India)

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