BMW i8 first captured the attention of the world when it was showcased in 2011 in the movie Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Five years later, and the new models of i8 continue to grab attention worldwide. BMW has always had a great reputation and has its band of loyal followers and for them, the 2016 BMW i8 will not disappoint.
The first think that catches your eyes, of course, is the stunning looks that the 2016 BMW i8 boasts of. It is a beautiful car and suddenly you forget about fuel efficiency, saving the world and everything else but remember just its looks. But wait, there is more to the BMW i8 2016 than just its amazing good looks.
BMW i8’s Gullwing Doors
What adds to the attractiveness of this car are the bird wing doors which rise well over the roof of the vehicle. As mentioned before, it is not just the looks of the BMW i8 that is fascinating. This stylish coupe also comes with a charging cord that you can plug it to your wall! Move over all other tech gadgets – there is something more incredible that I can plug to the wall now!
BMW has been working on a new line of cars that will ensure sustainable performance and the BMW i8 falls in the right basket. With a body that has been constructed from carbon-fiber reinforced plastic attached to an aluminum chassis to fundamentally absorb energy during any fatal crashes. It is also a car that has a beautiful interior and sticks to the ultra-modern style that BMW is so famous for.
The i8 is able to function completely on electricity or can also be used in combination with an engine which gives excellent and optimal performance. With 228 horsepower, and a torque of 236, this is quite a powerful car. The electric motor meanwhile has 131 horsepower which is about 96 kilowatts and can be used to drive the car at speeds of about 75 mph.
At a starting cost of $140,000 the BMW i8 2016 is on the expensive side when taking the cost of two seaters in consideration. Moreover, if extra options are required by buyers they come at a price of $10,000 and up. However brand BMW does have its fair share of loyal customers and that gives it an added advantage along with the face that the car runs both solely on electric power, on engine, or a combination of them both.
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