BMW i8

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 $299,000 i8 HYBRID.

This vehicle is also known as BMW Vision Ergonomics Dynamics.

BMW i8 Reviews

Editor's Pick

BMW i8 2016 review

Peter Anderson road tests and reviews the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar in the Targa Tour class at the 25th Targa Tasmania, with fuel consumption, specs and verdict.Read more


BMW i8 vs Tesla Model S 2015 review | hybrid vs electric

Richard Blackburn road tests and reviews the BMW i8 and Tesla Model S with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

BMW i8 2015 review

Never have I seen more camera phones pointed at a car than during my two days with the BMW i8. People love the look of the car and what it represents as the first hybrid super-sports car to reach Australia. It has supercar looks and futuristic technology...Read more

BMW i8 Hybrid 2015 review

Performance motoring now demands a hybrid drivetrain. Electric motors are increasingly used to boost acceleration and enable makers to reduce engine capacity and trim CO2 emissions. The weight disadvantage in lugging around a motor and associated battery...Read more

BMW i8 2015 review: first drive

The 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports coupe is a striking design that draws attention wherever it goes.Read more
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BMW i8 News

NSW Police reveal BMW i8

7 November 2016 by Richard Berry

2015 BMW i8 | test-drive ready

14 October 2014 by Matthew Hatton

BMW electric i8 sports car a trailblazer

18 April 2014 by Staff Writers

BMW launches electric brand in Australia

11 April 2014 by Peter Anderson

BMW set to introduce carbon wheels

25 February 2014 by Aiden Taylor