Efficiency and Performance of the 2017 BMW i8

By Product Expert | Posted in BMW on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 2:14 pm
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The 2017 BMW i8 brings an entirely new concept to the world of sports cars. The 2017 i8 is a plug-in-hybrid that is able to utilize all the advantages of an electric motor, while still using the latest in combustion engine technology.

Because of its amazing engine features, the 2017 BMW i8 is able to be more efficient than most other sports cars on the roadways, while still providing the same BMW driving experience that you’ve come to expect from all BMW vehicles. Based off of EPA estimates, the i8 has a combined range of approximately 330 miles and can achieve up to 76 mpge. Along with the long wheelbase, the short overhangs, precise lines and sweeping silhouette of the 2017 i8 all come together to make the vehicle appear to always be moving forward, even when it’s standing still.

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Efficient Craftsmanship

The entire body of the 2017 BMW i8 has been crafted to reduce drag and maximize downforce even when traveling at its top speed of 155 mph. The BMW i8 features EfficientDynamic technology that allows its vents to open and close which offers cooling, improves the overall aerodynamics, and can even reduce the drag coefficient even further. The 2018 i8 is also able to fully charge its electric motor which sits on the front axle in just 2.5 hours when using one of the many public charging stations found throughout the United States.

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Turbocharged Performance

 

The 2017 BMW i8 is every bit as fast as it looks thanks to its innovative electric motor, and TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder engine that powers the rear axle. When combined, these engines are able to produce a total output of up to 357 horsepower, 420 lb-ft of torque and easily goes from 0 to 60 in a sharp 4.2 seconds. The energy created by the i8 is able to be repurposed into charging the battery whenever you thrust or brake, and can even be taken directly from the gas engine.

 

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Driving Modes

The 2017 BMW i8 features four distinct driving modes that are sure to fit any style of driving you may be doing. While in the standard COMFORT mode, your i8 will offer a unique balance between fuel efficiency and sporty performance. SPORT mode is for those times when you want to feel that extra-intense boost function that is provided by the electric engine. ECO PRO mode is able to support a much more efficient and optimized driving style that can be used in either all-electric mode or hybrid mode. Finally, the eDRIVE mode is purely electric and is able to offer a maximum range of 15 miles and a top speed of 75 miles per hour.

While we do not have the 2017 version of the BMW i8 here at Prestige Imports quite yet, we have an equally-impressive array of different BMW and other luxury vehicles that are sure to fit your driving style and provide you with an amazing driving experience. If you would like to learn more about any of our amazing luxury vehicles, we encourage you to contact us either by phone or in person, and one of our knowledgeable and friendly team members will gladly answer any questions that you may have. Be sure to keep an eye on our inventory for when the 2017 BMW i8 arrives!

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