FULL REVIEW BMW I8 FIRST US DRIVE
ANCHOR: MILESTONES IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY ARE MARKED BY INVENTIONS.
THINGS LIKE THE DIESEL ENGINE, THE FIRST SPORTS CAR, THE FIRST SEAT BELT,
THE FIRST AIRBAG AND I AM SURE YOU CAN NAME MANY MORE. NIK MILES OUR
AUTOMOTIVE EXPERT WAS ONE OF ONLY 20 JOURNALISTS TO DRIVE THE LATEST
MILESTONE IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY GOOD MORNING NIK.
NIK ON CAM: WELL THANKS AND GOOD MORNING GUYS THIS IS THE NEW BMW I8. IT
IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CAR IN THE COMPANIES 98 YEAR HISTORY IT IS CLEARLY
A GAME CHANGER, THIS IS THE BEST CAR I HAVE DRIVEN IN THE LAST 60 MONTHS.
BUT THERE ARE TWO THINGS I DON'T LIKE ABOUT YOUR I8 BMW. I DON'T OWN ONE
AND IT IS OUT OF MY PRICE RANGE. BUT BMW YOU HAD ME AT I8
NIK VO: BEFORE BMW DESIGNED THE NEW I8 THEY TOOK A LONG LOOK AT THEIR OWN
EXISTENCE. SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THEY ARMED THEMSELVES WERE: WHO ARE ARE
WE, WHY DO WE EXIST AND WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE. AFTER SOME REFLECTION THE
ANSWERS CAME IN THE FORM OF THE WORLD'S FIRST PLUG IN HYBRID ELECTRIC SUPER
THE I8 IS INNOVATIVE AND NOVEL APPROACH TO TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS. IT IS
THE MOST IMPORTANT LAUNCH IN RECENT HISTORY AND SHOWS THE COMPANYS PATH
FORWARD WILL BE INVESTING HEAVILY IN HYBRID AND PLUG IN HYBRIDS.
OFFICIALLY IT GOES 0-60 IN 4.2 SECONDS BUT IN MY UN SCIENTIFIC TEST I DID
IT UNDER 4 SECONDS. IT HAS THE TWO ENGINES. AN ELECTRIC IN THE FRONT AND
A 3 CYLINDER turbo GAS ENGINE IN THE
BACK GIVING IT AWD, 357 TOTAL HP, A 22 MILES RANGE ON ELECTRICITY ALONE AND
AN UNOFFICIAL FUEL CONSUMPTION OFUP TO 94 MPGE
THE STUNNING DESIGN EXTERIOR IS DESIGNED FROM A DROP OF WATER AND EVERY
ELEMENT SEEN HAS A REAL FUNCTION TO THE CAR. THE FENDERS AND BUMBERS ARE
THERMO TREATED PLASTIC AND THE ROOF IS MADE OUT OF RECYCLED CARBON FIBER
LEFT OVER FROM THE SHELL.
IN ELECTRIC DRIVING MODE THE MAXIMUM SPEED IS 75 MPH WITH A RANGE AROUND 20
THE CAR CAN BE PLUGGED IN AND CHARGED AT HOME TAKING 3.5 HOURS TO REPLENISH
WITH A 110 VOLT SYSTEM OR ONLY 1.5 HOURS WITH A 240 VOLT SYSTEM. AND LIKE
ANY GOOD HYBRID THE CAR REGAINS POWER WITH ITS REGENERATIVE BRAKES. THE
BATTERY CAN ALSO BE RECHARGED WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING
YOU WILL RECOGNIZE IT AS A BMW ON THE INSIDE BUT WITH SOME AMAZING GAUGE
GRAPHICS AND A FEW UNIQUE CONTROLS.
NIK ON CAM. IF YOU WANT TO BUY YOURSELF A BMW I8 I SUGGEST YOU GO TO EVERY
BMW DEALER THAT SELLS ONE, PUT YOURSELF ON A COMFY CHAIR AND WAITY. IT
WILL BE A WHILE. I AM NIK MILES
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► The BMW i8 Production
BMW i8 deliveries to customers starting in June.
Plug-in hybrid system developed and produced by the BMW Group represents
the latest development stage of Efficient Dynamics; debut for
three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower turbo technology, displacement: 1.5 litres,
output: 170 kW/231 hp, maximum torque: 320 Nm (236 lb-ft); power sent
to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox; model-specific hybrid
synchronous electric motor, output: 96 kW/131 hp, maximum torque: 250 Nm
(184 lb-ft); power channelled through the front wheels via a two-stage
automatic transmission; lithium-ion high-voltage battery with liquid
cooling and usable capacity of 5 kWh.
Combination of BMW TwinPower turbo and
BMW eDrive technology plus intelligent energy management produce system
output of 266 kW/362 hp (max. torque: 570 Nm / 420 lb-ft) and give the
BMW i8 the performance characteristics of a pure-bred sports car (0 --
100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.4 seconds) combined with fuel economy and
emissions figures more familiar from a small car (EU fuel consumption:
2.5 litres per 100 km / 113 mpg imp); "glued-to-the-road" AWD driving
experience with torque distribution geared towards optimised dynamics.
Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose
from five driving modes; range of up to 35 kilometres (22 miles) on
electric power alone and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph); COMFORT mode
offers optimum balance between dynamics and efficiency; combined range in
everyday conditions: over 500 kilometres (310 miles); SPORT mode with
ultra-intense Boost function
provided by the electric motor; ECO PRO mode can be used in both
all-electric mode and hybrid mode.
Sophisticated chassis technology featuring a double-wishbone front axle and
a five-link rear axle; Electric Power Steering; Dynamic Damper Control
comes as standard; 20-inch light-alloy wheels are standard, carbon wheels
Emotion-led visual impression based around established BMW i design
language; classical sports car proportions and fresh interpretation of BMW
design features; doors open upwards like wings; clean lines, plus surface
design (external and internal) based on the layering principle; full-LED
headlights as standard, innovative laser headlights -- unique worldwide --
available as an option.
Intelligent lightweight construction with elements including a CFRP
passenger cell, doors with a CFRP-aluminium structure, an instrument panel
with magnesium support, an aluminium chassis and a partition between the
passenger compartment and boot made from thin glass; comprehensive safety
concept and an ultra-torsionally stiff passenger cell.
Extensive standard equipment includes the Navigation system Professional
with proactive drive system for all-electric driving, fully-digital
instrument display, BMW iDrive with freestanding Control Display and
leather sports seats; choice of four exterior paint finishes and four
interior equipment variants.
Wide range of BMW ConnectedDrive features: Park Distance Control, cruise
control system with braking function, rain sensor and Intelligent Emergency
Call function as standard; optional driver assistance package with High
Beam Assistant, a rear view camera, Surround View, Speed Limit Info
including No Passing Info display, and Collision Warning with pedestrian
recognition and braking function; also available are the Head-Up Display,
BMW Online Entertainment, Concierge Services, Real Time Traffic
Information and mobility services developed specifically for BMW i, e.g.
intermodal route guidance.
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BMW Head-up Display
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available in the 2014 BMW's. Video shows the warnings, navigation,
instructions and setting of the Head-up Display through your iDrive
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maintained properly in the future) This video shows you what I'm thinking
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between different materials will effect the outcome of your work. The
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BMW Thermostat Replacement 6 Cylinder
In this video I show you how easy it is to replace the thermostat on a BMW.
This is specific to the M52TU or M54 6 Cylinder. This would apply to any
BMW with this engine ranging from the 3 Series E46, 5 Series E39, X3 E83,
X5 E53. This video was made using a BMW 3 Series E46.
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On this episode of Head 2 Head Jonny Lieberman is joined by Mike Shaffer
and two extremely potent hyper sedans, the 2014 BMW M5 Competition and the
2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model. Between the two of them, these two
mighty Germans produce 1152horsepower and 1092
pound-feet of torque. On paper. After a day of horsing around/testing
Shaffer and Lieberman grow suspicious of each twin-turbo V-8's actual output. So, they take them to
the Dyno gurus at K&N
engineering to learn what's what. The results very well may shock and amaze
you. However, the boys come to the conclusion that numbers are only exactly
that: only numbers, and numbers only matter so much. One true test of a
super sedan is how it handles a twisting stretch of tarmac. The other is
how much you yearn for the car after you've walked away from it. How much
the keys itch in your pocket. While the results are definitive, this Head 2
Head is much closer than most. Have a watch!
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2014 BMW i8 Review
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What's New for 2014
The 2014 BMW i8 is an all-new model.
Based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car shown a few years
ago, the 2014 BMW i8 represents the German automaker's vision of a
high-performance plug-in hybrid. If this is what the future looks like,
sign us up. Zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds? A full charge in three hours
from a regular garage outlet? Approximately 95 mpg? Yes, please.
For the i8, BMW chops its classic 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine
formula in half. The i8 uses a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder
paired with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. The
three-cylinder drives the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic
transmission, while the electric motor powers the front wheels through a
The engine and electric motor combine for 362 horsepower, 420 pound-feet
of torque and all-wheel-drive performance, all integrated into a chassis
that is 10 pounds lighter and 1.5 inches longer than the 3 Series. The i8
also delivers stellar handling thanks to 50/50 weight distribution and a
low, centrally mounted battery pack, although standard 20-inch wheels seem
like a suspect choice for maximizing corner-to-corner performance.
BMW says the i8 can also travel 22 miles and reach a top speed of 75 mph on
electrons alone. Uncorked with the gasoline engine in the lead, it will
reach a top speed of 155 mph. Sounds like a pretty good future to us.
Lightweight construction helps bring lofty performance within reach,
notably an aluminum chassis, chemically hardened glass (similar to that
used in smartphones) and extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced panels
within the 2+2 passenger cabin. Those plus-2 rear seats are small, however,
smaller than even a Porsche 911's, and are best considered auxiliary
luggage space. Even settling into the front seats requires some practice
given its unique scissor-lift-style doors.
We drove a recent i8 prototype and found the i8's easy thrust in
all-electric mode a close match for the Tesla Model S. In its Sport mode
(there are also Comfort and Eco Pro settings), the i8 further awakens,
feeling light, agile and averse to body roll. The hybrid never quite
overwhelms with acceleration, but it also never feels winded, the electric
motor's torque nicely covering for the small turbo as the latter winds up to deliver its power
Whatever the i8 lacks in competitive performance, it won't lack for style.
Its low-slung profile is punctuated by standard U-shaped LED headlights.
You can even order the i8 with laser headlights where regulations allow
(sorry, U.S. shoppers). Inside, a multitiered and layered cockpit design
uses recycled materials and naturally treated leather for upholstery and
panel surfaces Like the smaller i3 electric car, the i8 will offer three
trim levels -- Mega, Giga and Tera -- all with varying degrees of sport and
The 2014 BMW i8 arrives in the spring and starts around $136,000. That's
well above its most obvious target, the Tesla Model S, and that kind of
money also buys a lot of Porsche 911. Performance aficionados won't likely
be swayed and may even look across the BMW lineup to the "M" cars. But for
the hybrid buyer seeking power, performance and efficiency through a lower
profile, the 2014 BMW i8 presents a unique choice.
Check back for more information on the 2014 BMW i8, including specs,
driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.