BMW have managed to produce its new and ground breaking vehicle. In the form of its i sub-brand the new 2015 BMW i8 is out, which is a hybrid sedan vehicle which offers great specs and is totally eco-friendly. The car uses the new plug-in hybrid drivetrain technology which will launch this vehicle as one of the best future prospects of the decade.
BMW have not just made a car which will be appealing for the present consumers but it is a car for the future. Or better say it is the starting point of the future as this one may become a pioneer in a long line of BMW hybrid cars. The i8 has been perfectly designed with a futuristic new look.
Additionally, the inclusions within the car and the added technology which was used further enhances the quality of the vehicle. It does not just offer a smooth but a very comfortable ride as well. You will feel like staying in a hotel suet when entering inside of the new 2015 BMW i8 car.
2015 BMW i8 Exterior
Impressively enough, the dimensions of the car are quite peculiar. The car is now, for example, ten inches longer than a Audi R8 for instance. It 76.5 inches wide and 184.6 inches long while being 51.0 inches tall. This is a quite interesting path the developers in BMW have taken by stretching out the car so far.
As for the design is concerned, this is perhaps one of the most interesting and most futuristic designs we have seen. It is one of the greatest advantages of this vehicle which can act the part while looking the part as well. The included shark-nose front end with the added swan-wing doors makes for the car’s revolutionary new look and give it a supercar stance and attitude.
To complete the new look of the car, LED lights have been used for the upcoming 2015 BMW i8. What is most interesting are the C-pillars which have been used. They are very unusual in design and are made so in order to enable a better and improved air flow. So this car will cut through air like a knife to butter, making it faster and more stable on the road.
2015 BMW i8 Interior
The futuristic design is applied for the inside of the vehicle as well. The new 2015 BMW i8 looks the part inside as well as for the outside. The comfort which has been added with a larger technological upgrade is what characterizes this vehicle. You will feel like venturing inside a space shuttle hotels when setting your foot inside.
The dashboard has a drive-focus design, meaning that it will keep your mind set on the road and not distract you by any flashy instruments. A layering approach has been used when designing the dashboard with numerous repeated curve lines added to it. Interestingly enough, the interior upholsteries and all the leather trimmings inside of the car have been made from recycled materials, keeping true to the eco-friendly theme of the car.
The iDrive information system for the i8 BMW vehicle can be accessed via a 8.8inch-monitor mounted in the center of the dashboard. Through it, the driver can control navigation, entertainment and pretty much every part of the vehicle.
Engine – BMW i8
The upcoming 2015 BMW i8 draws its power from a combination of hybrid drivetrain which consist of a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, which is set neatly behind the seats of the vehicle, and an electric motor mounted on the front axle. The regular engine is good for a power of 231-horsepower, while the electric one can add an additional 131-horsepower.
With the total horsepower of 362 and 420 lb-ft. of torque, the i8 can muster up an acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds. The car can achieve a tip speed of 155 mph with the total driving range of 310 miles.
Just by using an electric engine the car can speed up at 75 mph and for a range of 22 miles. It uses 5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack which can be charged 3.5 hours with a 110-volt outlet, or alternatively in 1.5 hours when using a 220-volt Level 2 charger.
Price of 2015 BMW i8
According to the specs, this is truly a magnificent vehicle. As it is stated it is a car which is right out of the future and vehicle which will bring many advances in the hybrid car usage. In order to have and buy this car you will have to pay a sum of $136,625, which may seem steep at first but is completely reasonable when you try this car.