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BMW i8 Australia

The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sportscar brings several worlds together in one remarkable looking package.

Part of BMW's much vaunted 'i' program that was developed to bring EV and hybrid performance into the mainstream, the carbon-fibre tubbed i8 features butterfly doors, while its powertrain consists of a 170kW three-cylinder 1.5-litre turbocharged engine and a 96kW electric motor that, combined, can whip the i8 to 100km/h in 4.4 seconds.

Its green credentials are strong, with 37km of pure EV range and a claimed fuel economy figure of 2.1 litres per 100km. The range will double with the addition of an i8 Spyder drop top version in 2018, but for now there's just one model: the $318,900 i Series I8 Hybrid.

This vehicle is also known as BMW Vision Ergonomics Dynamics.

BMW i Series Models Price and Specs

The price range for the BMW i Series varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $68,700 and going to $348,900 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 Hatchback —, Electric, 1 SP AUTO $68,700 $70,900
2020 Coupe 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $318,900 $318,900
2020 Convertible 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $348,900 $348,900
2019 Coupe 1.5L, Hyb/PULP, 6 SP AUTO $271,260
2019 Hatchback —, Electric, 1 SP AUTO $50,200 $65,560
2019 Convertible 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $234,700 $296,780
2018 Hatchback —, Electric, 1 SP AUTO $42,900 $62,920
2018 Coupe 1.5L, Hyb/PULP, 6 SP AUTO $162,200 $245,520
2018 Convertible 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $212,500 $268,620
2017 Hatchback —, Electric, 1 SP AUTO $36,000 $58,740
2017 Coupe 1.5L, Hyb/PULP, 6 SP AUTO $145,600 $184,140
2016 Hatchback —, Electric, 1 SP AUTO $33,100 $47,410
2016 Coupe 1.5L, Hyb/PULP, 6 SP AUTO $131,800 $166,650
See All BMW i Series Pricing and Specs

BMW I8 Colours

  • E-Copper
  • Donnington Grey
  • Crystal White
  • Sophisto Grey
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

BMW i Series Dimensions

The dimensions of the BMW I8 Coupe and Convertible vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Coupe 1298x1942x4689 mm 117 mm
2020 Convertible 1289x1942x4689 mm 117 mm
2019 Coupe 1291x1942x4689 mm 117 mm
2019 Convertible 1289x1942x4689 mm 117 mm
2018 Coupe 1291x1942x4689 mm 117 mm
2018 Convertible 1289x1942x4689 mm 117 mm
2017 Coupe 1291x1942x4689 mm 117 mm
2016 Coupe 1291x1942x4689 mm 117 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW I8 Dimensions

BMW i Series Fuel Consumption

The BMW I8 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and Hyb/PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 2.1L/100km for Convertible /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Convertible 2.1L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2020 Coupe 1.9L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 Convertible 2.1L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 Coupe 1.9L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 Coupe 2.1L/100km 1.5L Hyb/PULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Convertible 2.1L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Coupe 1.9L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Coupe 2.1L/100km 1.5L Hyb/PULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 Coupe 2.1L/100km 1.5L Hyb/PULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 Coupe 2.1L/100km 1.5L Hyb/PULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All BMW I8 Pricing and Specs for 2020

BMW i Series Wheel Size

The BMW I8 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 195x50 R20 for Convertible in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 20x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Convertible 195x50 R20 20x7 inches 215x45 R20 20x7.5 inches
2020 Coupe 195x50 R20 20x7 inches 215x45 R20 20x7.5 inches
2019 Convertible 195x50 R20 20x7 inches 215x45 R20 20x7.5 inches
2019 Coupe 195x50 R20 20x7 inches 215x45 R20 20x7.5 inches
2018 Convertible 195x50 R20 20x7 inches 215x45 R20 20x7.5 inches
2018 Coupe 195x50 R20 20x7 inches 215x45 R20 20x7.5 inches
2017 Coupe 195x50 R20 20x7 inches 215x45 R20 20x7.5 inches
2016 Coupe 195x50 R20 20x7 inches 215x45 R20 20x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW I8 Wheel Sizes

BMW i Series Towing Capacity

The BMW I8 has no towing capacity for the last 5 years the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Convertible 0kg 0kg
2020 Coupe 0kg 0kg
2019 Convertible 0kg 0kg
2019 Coupe 0kg 0kg
2018 Convertible 0kg 0kg
2018 Coupe 0kg 0kg
2017 Coupe 0kg 0kg
2016 Coupe 0kg 0kg
See All Towing Capacity for BMW I8