BMW i8 2017 Review, release date, specs, price, colors, engine

With an excellent fuel economy, futuristic design, breath-taking performance and hotshot features, BMW i8 is one of the most sought after car of the year 2017. The unique and elegant architecture of this all-new sporty and technological specimen, it will definitely turn heads wherever it will go. If you have been deliberately waiting to know more about this redesign sport beast, then this review will give you a quick peek into what all you wanted to know.

2017 BMW i8 Engine Specs

The Turbo i3 engine holding a capacity of 1.3 litres will work in collaboration with a Lithium Ion Battery, which will power up the engine with 7.1 kWh of energy. It will feature a power of 357 Horsepower and a torque of 420 lb-ft. Whilst the gas engine will transmit power to the rear wheels via six-speed transmission system, the front wheels will be driven by the electric motor.

The car is estimated to reach at an optimum speed of 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Moreover, the top speed of 2017 BMW i8 is estimated to be 180 mph. BMW offers dual option for recharging the i8. The users can either go for a Level charging station or can charge their i8 at home as well. With the help of 120-V the car can be fully charged at home in 3.54 hrs and 1.5 hrs at a service station.

BMW i82017 Exteriors

The overall weight of 2017 BMW i8 is estimated to come around 1,485 kg. Being adorned with scissor-doors, the car promises to give an exciting experience before even getting in. The laser lights befitted just below the bumper and the rear tail lights complete the overall sporty look of the car. The look is furthermore enhanced by the butterfly grille, which can be found on other BMW models as well. To add more to the overall look of the car, other features such as its twenty-inch wheels, adjustable suspension system, top-view camera, automatic headlights and wipers, etc. are also included.

The interiors of the 2017 BMW i8 compliment the exteriors of the car in a perfect manner. The seats upholstered in leather in this 2-seater, can be adjusted according to the needs of the people sitting in it. The designers have given a keen thought to the security of the passengers, since it is a sports car and thus have included automatic air bags and powerful safety belts. The USB ports, wireless Bluetooth, color touch screens for tracking, guiding wheels, etc. are the added advantages which the users will get.


The list of exterior colors available for the much awaited BMW i8 2017 goes as follows:

  • Protonic Blue Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic
  • Ionic Silver Metallic
  • Sophisto Grey Metallic

Price of BMW i8 2017

Reportedly, the price of BMW i8 2017 is expected to mark its debut at a price of around $140,700.


Expected Release Date Of BMW i8 2017

According to the reports, the release date of BMW i8 2017 is expected to concur with the Platinum Jubilee of BMW i.e. in the latter half of 2017.

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