2018 BMW i8 Price, Release Date, Specs

2018 BMW i8

If you love super cars, this is bound to be very exciting. The 2018 BMW i8 is largely expected to be an improved, face-lifted version of the i8 series. This enhanced i8 series model will bring with it more features including an extended electric capacity and an overall heightened horse-power. Many believe this will be the best convertible when released.

And yes, there are other improvements like the battery. The newer i8 will have re-invented battery cells that will improve the energy density. This will mean that the model will carry 2.9 kWh more on its battery more than its predecessor — an upgraded 10 kWh battery. And that’s not all, an option of wireless charging will be available.

2018 BMW i8

2018 BMW i8 Interior

The comfort of the 2018 BMW i8 is also not left out. It is spacious enough to accommodate 4 people with its layout of 2+2. The dashboard and upholstery materials will not upset. It will have fine leather within — including the steering wheel. An improved infotainment and other updated gadgets. Two layers of hardened glass make up the space between the trunk and the passenger area. It is coming in with crystal white and pearl metallic colors.

Specially tanned leather combined with an extract from the olive leaf contribute to the highly comfortable seats. The natural feel from this is amazing.

The layering principle has been used to design the instrument panel and the center console. We also expect an iDrive operating system and a sporty steering wheel with multi-functional buttons.

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2018 BMW i8 Engine

Our reliable sources confirm that the 2018 BMW i8 will have the most powerful electric motor at 420 hp as compared to the current i8 which carries 362 hp. This will comprise a three-cylinder gas unit of 1.5 liters for the rear wheels, carrying a 231 hp and a 231 pound torque. An electric engine will also drive the front wheels with 362 hp and 184 pound torque. This model will, however, be a stand alone in this series with no alternatives.

The six-speed gearbox is expected to get a new software for mapping. The result will be an amazing more powerful performance translating into a faster i8 capable of doing 62 mph in only 4.4 seconds and a top speed estimated at 155 mph.

2018 BMW i8 Exterior

The i8 model will have a detachable rooftop and an exterior with a facelift. The visual of the 2018 BMW i8 will more likely be a concept of the 2016 i vision. The chassis is bound to be of more aluminum and the body is likely to carry more carbon fibers than the previous models. The awesomeness of the architectural design will portray a true eco friendly vehicle in looks and feel. This will subsequently lead to a lighter car of less than 3,285 pounds. Amazing. Right?

It is portrayed that doors and grille are so futuristic, they will almost bring out the old in you. Almost…

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2018 BMW i8 Price and Gas Mileage 

We expect the price of the 2018 BMW i8 to be $135,925 and it will be available for purchase in 2018. The total range of gasoline and electric power-train is estimated to be 330 miles — an amazing accomplishment.

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