2014 BMW i8  -  $136,650


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $136,650
Base Invoice: $125,975
Destination Charge: $950
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe
Doors: 2
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 28 | City: | Hwy:
Body Style: 2dr Cpe
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Engine: Engine: 1.5L DOHC Turbo 3-Cylinder

Pros

Futuristic styling; powerful, hybrid drivetrain; excellent handling; all-wheel drive; excellent fuel economy; plug-in hybrid capability


Model News

A brand-new model in 2014, the BMW i8 is a high-performance hybrid-powered sports car. The i8 is unique in that it aims to give drivers the best of both worlds, putting an emphasis on both fuel efficiency and speed. The i8 is the kind of car that just wouldn't have been possible as little as five years ago. But thanks to advances in technology, the impossible isn't just possible; it's being sold in dealerships all across the country.


Value Writeup

The BMW i8 is first and foremost a high end sports car. It competes with other high end sports cars and entry level supercars such as the Audi R8, the Porsche 911 and the Nissan GT-R. But it's the i8's looks that initially make it stand out from the crowd. The i8 looks like nothing else on the road, with swooping shapes and curves that sometimes make it look less like a car and more like some creation from a sci-fi movie. Of course, with its hybrid drivetrain, all-wheel drive and futuristic interior, the i8 is more than capable of backing up its good looks. With a base price of around $136,000, the i8 is far from cheap, but it is also capable of doing things no other car can, while returning decent fuel economy in the process.


Model Highlights

The heart of the i8 is BMW's unique hybrid drivetrain. An electric motor sends up to 129 hp through the front wheels via a 2-speed automatic transmission, while a 3-cylinder turbocharged engine sends up to 228 hp to the rear wheels, via a 6-speed automatic. The result is a combined 357 hp sent through all-four wheels, and while the strange combination of transmissions might sound like it would produce a jerky ride, the reality is that the i8 drives incredibly smoothly. It's fast too, sixty miles an hour is reached in a claimed 4.2 seconds.

All that speed would be useless if the i8 didn't handle well. Luckily, the unconventional drivetrain has allowed BMW to distribute the weight of the car in a way that is beneficial to high performance driving. The gasoline engine is rear mounted, giving the i8 outstanding grip coming out of corners, while the all-wheel drive system provides abundant stability.

The BMW i8 has five different driving modes, each one greatly altering how the car drives. Drivers can go for the sport setting, to get better throttle response and manual shifting, or they can sedately ride around in comfort mode, with softer suspension. They can even use the car in pure electric mode; plugging it in back at their house for short trips, without wasting any gas.

In addition to being a great performance car, the i8 also makes a pretty spectacular grand tourer. Standard features include an 11-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system, a navigation system with a full color 8.8-inch flat-screen display, BMW apps for iOS and Android, SiriusXM and HD radio, 6-way power adjustable front seats with 3-stage heating, automatic 2-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, park distance control, dynamic cruise control, 20-inch wheels and trick scissor doors that make getting into and out of the car in a crowded parking lot a snap.

With regards to safety, the i8 is well supplied. An active driving assistant includes an around view monitor, a frontal collision warning system and speed limit info, while a BMW assist eCall system provides drivers with an SOS button in the unfortunate event of an accident.


Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3

Displacement
1.5 L/91

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
357 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
76

Battery Range
15 mi

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
81 ft³

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
43.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.7 in

Second Head Room
32.4 in

Second Leg Room
28.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
49.6 in

Wheelbase
110.2 in

Length, Overall
184.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.5 in

Height, Overall
50.8 in

Track Width, Front
64.7 in

Track Width, Rear
67.8 in

Trunk Volume
4.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3455 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P215/45YR20

Rear Tire Size
P245/40YR20

Front Wheel Size
20 X 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
20 X 8.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.4 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.4 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
11.1 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
4

Maintenance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V674000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 26, 2014

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:AUXILLARY TANK

Potential Number of Units Affected
223

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 i8 vehicles manufactured from May 16, 2014, to September 16, 2014. A bolt used to attach a ground cable between the tank and the vehicle chassis may not have been properly welded during manufacturing.

Consequence
An inadequate weld of the bolt to the fuel tank could cause a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak could lead to a fire.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank if necessary, free of charge. The recall began in November 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

Dates of Manufacture
MAY 15, 2014 to SEP 15, 2014

Engine: 1.5L DOHC Turbo 3-Cylinder

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Part-Time All-Wheel Drive

3.68 Axle Ratio

Hybrid Electric Motor

4090# Gvwr 620# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Adaptive Suspension

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

11.1 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single Stainless Steel Exhaust

Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Lithium Ion Traction Battery w/3.3 kW Onboard Charger and 2 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V

Wheels: 20" x 7.5 Front & 20" x 8.5 Rear -inc: BMW i light alloy W spoke, Style 470

Tires: P215/45R20 Front & P245/40R20 Rear Mixed

Wheels w/Machined w/Painted Accents Accents

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Metallic Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Colored Bumper Insert

Colored Bodyside Insert

Black Side Windows Trim

Body-Colored Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets

Composite/Aluminum Panels

Black Grille w/Metal-Look Surround

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Radio: Multicast FM Stereo w/HD

Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted Single CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System, External Memory Control and 20 Gb Internal Memory

Satellite Radio w/1 Year Subscription

harman/kardon Premium Sound

Enhanced USB & Bluetooth w/Smartphone Integration

11 Speakers

360w Regular Amplifier

Automatic Equalizer

Audio Theft Deterrent

Digital Signal Processor

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

2 LCD Monitors In The Front

Real-Time Traffic Display

Front Heated Bucket Seats

6-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

6-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

Bucket Front Facing Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Fixed Rear Windows

BMW Online Full Service Internet Access

Sport Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Interior Lock Disable

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Residual Heat Recirculation

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Leatherette Door Trim Insert

Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Rear Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Cargo Area Concealed Storage

Cargo Net

Folding Cargo Cover

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat and Door Mirrors

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows

Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation

Tracker System

Smart Device Integration

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Head-Up Display

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Fixed Front Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

BMW Assist eCall Emergency S.O.S

Front And Rear Parking Sensors

Forward Collision and Rear Collision

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera

Front Camera

Left Side Camera

Right Side Camera

 
WHEELS: 20" X 7.5 FRONT & 20" X 8.5 REAR
$0

 
WHEELS: 20" X 7.5 FRONT & 20" X 8.5 REAR TURBINE
$0

 
IONIC SILVER METALLIC W/BMW I FROZEN BLUE ACCENT
$0

 
PROTONIC BLUE METALLIC W/FROZEN GRAY ACCENT
$0

 
SOPHISTO GRAY METALLIC W/FROZEN GRAY ACCENT
$0

 
SOPHISTO GRAY METALLIC W/BMW I FROZEN BLUE ACCENT
$0

 
CRYSTAL WHITE PEARL METALLIC W/FROZEN GRAY ACCENT
$1,800

 
CRYSTAL WHITE PEARL METALLIC W/BMW I FROZEN BLUE
$1,800

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
PURE IMPULSE CARUM SPICE, FULL PERFORATED LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
GIGA IVORY WHITE, FULL PERFORATED LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
GIGA AMIDO, FULL PERFORATED LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
TERA EXCL DALBERGIA BROWN, NATURAL LEATHER/CLOTH UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
MEGA CARUM SPICE GRAY, LEATHER/CLOTH UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
TRAINING SERVICE FEE
$0

 
GIGA WORLD
$2,000

 
PURE IMPULSE WORLD
$10,800

 
TERA WORLD
$3,000

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