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2014 BMW i8 Full Review
n a word, intriguing. You bring the i8 to life by pushing a 'start button',
triggering an electronic 'bong' as the dash springs to life in front of
you. Pull the gear selector into 'Drive', brush the accelerator and the i8
creeps away in complete silence.
As speed grows, there's a noticeable whine from the front motor. It's in no
way unpleasant, and gives you the distinct impression that you're in
something special. Go beyond 40mph, or push the accelerator to the floor,
and the 3-cylinder petrol engine comes into play. At part throttle, you
notice it working, but push harder and a distinctive (almost 911-like)
warble swirls around the cabin.
For the full i8 experience, though, you need to select 'Sport' mode. Only
then does the i8 feel quick. As the engine whips around to its 7000rpm
limiter, that warble gains a harder edge that's particularly addictive.
What's most impressive is that you never sense that the front motor is
fighting with the rear engine for attention. Driving an i8 feels entirely
natural, with no excessive re-gen on the over-run either.
There's more understeer than expected on initial turn-in, but the engineers
think this can be dialed out before customer cars are delivered. Ignoring
this, the car feels neutral, with crisp, lightweight and accurate steering
-- which encourages you to explore the outer limits of the talented
You sense that because the battery pack sits so low, and the tiny power
plants are packaged as close to the centre of the car as possible -- the
balance of the chassis is near perfect, giving the i8 an impressive
deftness through the corners. The only fly in the ointment is that the
quoted 0-62mph time of 4.5secs over-flatters the actual performance on
offer, and I suspect that this impressive time is a result of the i8's
excellent four-wheel traction and instant torque that all electric motors
deliver. The i8 is not in any way slow, but neither is it as punchy as
you'd expect. .
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BMW Vision EfficientDynamics. Part1
The new BMW Vision EfficientDynamics combines superb driving performance
with extremely low consumption. A hybrid drive system and a revolutionary
design are among the highlights. The film reveals how a sustainable, but
enjoyable future BMW will look like.
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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 Vision EfficientDynamics Concept Car
This BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car will be presented at the
Frankfurt Motor Show. This vehicle is a Plug-In Hybrid, with two
drive-trains, a 3-cylinder Diesel engine, and an
electric drive - combining fuel efficiency and driving pleasure with the
acceleration of an M3. TheAutoChannel.com has the complete story.
2014 BMW i8 - WR TV POV Test Drive
Read our written review on the BMW i8 here:
2014 BMW i8
Price: $135,700 (base),
Engine(s): turbocharged 1.5-liter I3,
96kW electric motor
Output: 357hp, 420lb-ft
0-60mph: 4.2 seconds
Curb weight: 3285 pounds
Fuel economy: 22 miles full electric range, 94mpg combined
On sale: Late summer 2014
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