When did the BMW i8 Concept car come out?
The BMW i8 gasoline-powered concept car destined for production was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The production version of the BMW i8 was unveiled at the 2013 International Motor Show Germany.
What makes the BMW i8 a sports car?
The compact construction distinguishing both the electric motor and combustion engine allows the front and rear sections of the car to be particularly low-slung and thus accentuate the car’s dynamically stretched flanks. The doors, which open forwards and upwards like wings, add extra intrigue to the sports car design of the BMW i8.
Where are the BMW i8 cars sold in the world?
BMW originally planned to sell the i8 in about 50 countries, with the U.S. expected to be the largest sales market. In Europe, BMW expected the UK, Germany and France to be the top markets. Global deliveries to retail customers totaled 1,741 units in 2014, and 5,456 in 2015, totaling cumulative sales of 7,197 units worldwide through December 2015.
Which is the signature feature of the BMW i8?
The doors, which open forwards and upwards like wings, add extra intrigue to the sports car design of the BMW i8. A signature feature of BMW i cars is the “black belt”. On the BMW i8, it emerges in a “V” shape from the bonnet and extends back over the roof into the rear section of the car, where it frames the centre section of the rear apron.
How many units of the BMW i8 have been sold?
By March 2020, global sales of all variants reached more than 20,000 units, making the BMW i8 the world’s top selling plug-in electric sports car, and exceeding sales of all competitors in its segment combined.  Contents.
What kind of battery does the BMW i8 have?
The i8 is part of BMW’s electric fleet “Project i” being marketed as a new sub-brand, BMW i. The 2015 model year BMW i8 has a 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that delivers an all-electric range of 37 km (23 mi) under the New European Driving Cycle.
Is the BMW i8 eligible for the congestion charge?
The BMW i8 qualifies for exemption from the London congestion charge, which is one of the factors driving its demand. The BMW i8 was eligible for the government’s GB£5,000 Plug-in Car Grant until February 2016. Despite being classified as category 2 vehicle, due to its purchase price the BMW i8 is no longer eligible for a grant.