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  • P11D: £127,050.00
  • Initial Payment: 9 months
  • Contract Length: 48 months
  • Annual Mileage: 5,000 miles
  • Maintenance: No thanks
  • Admin Fee: i £195.00 plus VAT
  • Road Tax: Included
  • Breakdown Cover: Included
  • Delivery: Free UK Mainland
  • Colour/Trim: Undecided
  • Options: Undecided

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Vehicle info

  • Manufacturer OTROTR: £127,105.00
  • Fuel typeFuel: Petrol Plugin
  • No. of SeatsSeats: 2
  • Fuel ConsumptionMPG: 141.2 MPG
  • Engine SizeEngine: 1499 CC
  • CO2 EmissionsCO2: 46 G/KM
  • Gearbox: Automatic
  • 0-62mph: 4.6 SECS
  • Engine PowerPower: 374 BHP
  • Engine powerPower: 374 BHP
  • 0-620-62: 4.6 SECS
  • Top SpeedTop Speed: 155 MPH
  • Engine SizeSize: 1499 CC
  • GearboxGearbox: AUTOMATIC
  • Combined MPGComb. MPG: 141.2 MPG
  • Urban MPGUrban MPG: Not Available MPG
  • Service Interval MilesService Miles: 18000
  • Service Interval MonthsService Mths: 24
  • Extra Urban MPGExt. Urban MPG: Not Available MPG
  • CO2CO2: 46 G/KM
  • Number of seatsNo. of seats: 2
  • NCAP ratingNCAP: Not Available
  • LengthLength: 4689mm
  • WidthWidth: 1942mm
  • Boot SpaceBoot Space: 88cm3
  • HeightHeight: 1289mm

Std Equipment

i Vehicle data is provided by a 3rd party, therefore we encourage you to check all equipment on configurator of manufacturer's website prior to order.

    Driver Convenience

  • Fuel consumption and range
  • 20GB Hard drive
  • Apple CarPlay preparation
  • Average speed gauge
  • BMW apps interface
  • BMW display key
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW information plus
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW remote services
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Boot release from drivers seat
  • Brake pad wear indicator warning light
  • Check control system
  • Clock
  • Concierge service
  • Condition based service
  • Connected eDrive Services
  • Cruise control with brake function
  • eDrive mode for pure electric driving
  • Electric power steering
  • Electronic display of drivetrain information and battery range and temperature
  • Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging
  • Front/rear park distance control
  • Head up Display
  • iDrive controller and gear selector in ceramic black
  • iDrive Touch Controller with 8.8" colour display
  • iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttons
  • Journey computer
  • Luggage compartment with electric unlocking via key remote control
  • Multifunctional instrument panel
  • Navigation System Professional Multimedia
  • On board computer
  • On-board diagnosis - OBD
  • Outside temperature display
  • Personal Profile
  • Real time traffic information
  • Service interval indicator
  • Stop/start button
  • Tailgate release button in driver's door switch cluster
  • Variable Damper Control
  • Wifi hotspot preparation
  • Entertainment

  • Aux input
  • BMW professional radio
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Digital sound system
  • Favourite buttons
  • Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system
  • Online entertainment
  • Exterior Features

  • Aluminium bonnet with Vbelt in two tone body colour and high gloss black
  • Auto dimming door mirrors
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Dihedral doors in aluminum exterior with Carbon fiber composite interior construction
  • Direction indicator, side repeaters, integrated in exterior mirrors
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Electric + heated aspheric door mirrors
  • Electric folding door mirrors
  • Electric front windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap facility
  • Exterior mirror housing in body colour, mirror surround and top part of mirror housing in high gloss Black
  • Fogging sensor for front windscreen
  • Front and rear BMW roundel with i blue surround
  • Fuel filler cap
  • Green tinted heat insulating glass
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • High gloss black kidney grille
  • LED welcome home lights
  • Model designation
  • Rain sensor with auto light activation system
  • Retractable soft top roof
  • Roadster designation to B pillar
  • Satin aluminium exterior trim
  • Twin exhaust tailpipe
  • Adaptive LED Headlights (Available as no-cost option)
  • Interior Features

  • 12V power outlets
  • 2 seat configuration
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Anthracite Velour floor mats
  • Auxiliary air conditioning
  • Black front seat belts with automatic tensioner, linear belt force limiter and belt restrainer
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Electric front seats + driver memory
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Extended storage
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front footwell lights
  • Glovebox
  • Heated front seats
  • i8 logo projection with open doors
  • Illuminated charging socket in visual display
  • Integrated front head restraints
  • LED reading lights
  • Map pockets
  • One cup holder center console in front storage compartment
  • Passenger footwell storage net
  • Rear coat hooks
  • Removable load compartment cover
  • Sport multifunction leather steering wheel in black with satin silver accent with gearshift paddles
  • Storage boxes behind seats
  • Storage nets
  • Storage pockets on seat backrests
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
  • Interior world - Carpo (Available as no-cost option)
  • Spheric perforated full leather upholstery (Available as no-cost option)
  • Packs

  • Driving assistant pack - i8
  • Safety

  • ABS/EBD
  • Brake calipers high gloss Black with BMW i Blue accent and designation
  • Brake drying
  • Brake fade compensation
  • Brake pretensioning
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
  • Deformation zones front and rear
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • DSC+
  • Dual horn
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Front and rear deformation zones that absorb impacts up to 9.5mph and bumper up to 2.5mph
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Front/rear disc brakes
  • Fuel supply cut off
  • Hill start assist
  • Passenger occupancy sensor
  • Safety cut off and interior lighting
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Security

  • Comfort access system
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Key integrated remote control central locking
  • Keyless ignition
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
  • Technical

  • Double wishbone suspension
  • Drive Performance Control
  • Larger capacity fuel tank
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
  • Sport mode
  • Trim

  • Carbon fibre interior trim finishers
  • Ceramic finish for controls
  • Leather instrument panel
  • Wheels

  • BMW Mobility Kit
  • 20'' W spoke with mixed tyres - style 470 (Available as no-cost option)

Tech Data

    Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh:9.4
  • Battery Charge Slow kW:2.4
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage:0-80
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes):180
  • Battery Charge Fast kW:3.7
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage:0-80
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes):120
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW:Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage:Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes):Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW:Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage:Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes):Not Available
  • Battery Leased:No
  • Battery Type:Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type:Type 2
  • NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km:11.9
  • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles:23
  • WLTP - AER (km) - City:24
  • WLTP - AER (km) - Comb:26
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - City:15
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb:16
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City:20.1
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb:20.6
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High:21.3
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High:20.1
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low:20.8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium:19.7
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City:3.1
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb:3
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High:2.9
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High:3.1
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low:3
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium:3.2
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb:18.7
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb:14
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City:53
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb:52
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High:50
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High:53
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low:51
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium:54
  • Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km):46
  • HC+NOx:Not Available
  • Particles:Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions:EURO 6
  • Emissions - PHEV

  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb:157
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High:164
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High:138
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low:196
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium:148
  • WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb:34
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb:50
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max:50
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min:51
  • Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft:DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor:Yes
  • CC:1499
  • Compression Ratio:9.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout:IN-LINE
  • Cylinders:3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):94.6
  • Engine Code:B38K15T0
  • Engine Layout:REAR TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery:TWIN TURBO
  • Gears:6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves:12
  • Transmission:AUTO
  • Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg):141.2
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:Yes
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg):Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg):Not Available
  • Fuel Consumption - PHEV

  • WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb:1.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb:217.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb:6.9
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High:7.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High:6.1
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low:8.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium:6.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb:40.9
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High:39.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High:46.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low:32.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium:43.5
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb:2.2
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max:2.2
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min:2.2
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb:128.4
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max:128.4
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min:128.4
  • General

  • Badge Engine CC:1.5
  • Badge Power:374
  • Based On ID:Not Available
  • Coin Description:Not Available
  • Coin Series:Not Available
  • Generation Mark:1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:50E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %:Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months:24
  • Service Interval Mileage:18000
  • Special Edition:No
  • Special Order:No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage:Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1
  • Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs):4.6
  • Engine Power - BHP:374
  • Engine Power - KW:275
  • Engine Power - RPM:5800
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:420
  • Engine Torque - MKG:58.1
  • Engine Torque - NM:570
  • Engine Torque - RPM:3700
  • Top Speed:155
  • Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle:NEDC Correlated
  • Tyres

  • Alloys?:Yes
  • Space Saver?:No
  • Tyre Size Front:215/45 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear:245/40 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare:TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style:W SPOKE STYLE 470
  • Wheel Type:20" ALLOY
  • Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height:1289
  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available
  • Length:4689
  • Wheelbase:2800
  • Width:1942
  • Width (including mirrors):2218
  • Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):42
  • Gross Vehicle Weight:1900
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):88
  • Max. Loading Weight:305
  • Max. Roof Load:Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight:1595
  • No. of Seats:2
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:12.3

Want a little extra?

Independent review

FUTURE SHOCK

It's been a long time coming, but BMW's vision of the future sports car has finally landed. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the dizzying i8.

Ten Second Review

The BMW i8 is a hybrid supercar capable of delivering a 357bhp punch if provoked. Alternatively, it can glide noiselessly along on pure electric power. The 135mpg quoted fuel economy figure needs taking with a grain of salt but if you wanted a vision of the future of sports cars, you're looking at it right here.

Background

It was getting to be a bit of a fixture at motor shows. We'd seen BMW's i8 concept car so many times that many were worried the future would have been and gone by the time it materialised in dealers. While we might have become used to its fluid shape, the hybrid technology that powers it is something that will take a long time to sink in. This really is a new thing; a paradigm shift in sports car development. Here's a car that makes existing petrol-powered coupes look about as cutting edge as a video cassette recorder. We'd hoped for a lot from the i8 and the hugely impressive i3 hatch had clued us in to the fact that however much we'd hoped for, BMW was set to under-promise and over-deliver. Here's proof that 1.5-litres of internal combustion and a battery pack deserves to be taken extremely seriously.

Driving Experience

Let's cut to the chase with the performance numbers. That 1498cc three-cylinder mid-mounted engine drives the back wheels and a 96kW electric motor takes care of the fronts, endowing the 1485kg i8 with some serious pep. It'll fizz from zero to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds and keep going to an electronically limited 155mph, which makes it quicker than a V8-engined Audi R8 off the mark. As you might expect, the i8 has a number of tricks up its sleeve. In eDRive mode, it's a front-wheel drive electrically powered vehicle with a claimed range of 23 miles. This mode delivers a peak power output of 129bhp and a top speed of 75mph. Select Comfort mode and the i8 is a plug-in hybrid with a range of up to 310 miles. Choose Sport mode by slotting a small lever from 'D' to 'S' and the i8 goes feral, the petrol engine and motor double-teaming to really bring the excitement. In this mode you get a combined 357bhp and a massive 570Nm of torque. The damping will tighten, the power assistance for the steering will taper off and the software will juggle the torque split for maximum entertainment. There'll be some artificial noise piped into the cabin but it should sound good. The six-speed 'automatic transmission has been chosen over the ZF eight-speeder to save weight but it's a good unit. The calibration of the braking between regenerative and mechanical is something many manufacturers should benchmark. The i8's centre of gravity is admirably low, but the 215/45 R20 front tyres have been chosen as much for their green credentials as anything else and will be the first thing to lapse into gentle understeer if you manhandle the car. Wider tyres are optionally available as long as you don't mind a small economy trade off. Keen drivers should certainly tick that box.

Design and Build

The i8 looks like no other car. It's sleek, clean in its detailing and features beetle-wing upwards opening doors. I can't think of another rival in its price bracket that offers quite so much visual drama. Given that you could easily blow £100k on a Porsche 911 Carrera, the BMW moves the game on. Suddenly Audi's R8, a car that once looked so bold, looks a bit under-baked. The rear end is particularly unusual, with no visible exhausts and what looks to be the tail of a Porsche 911 being enveloped by the i8's plastic bodywork. Once you see it, you won't be able to forget that one. The i8 keeps its weight so low thanks to a body that's a mix of carbon fibre and aluminium. The chassis is aluminium and the upper 'Life' passenger cell is carbon but BMW hasn't gone all race-tech and stripped-out. There are small rear seats and even if you hid the badges, the smooth sweep of the dashboard and the excellent ergonomics clearly bear Munich's mark. The dash is an LED virtual screen with another display popping up from the dash roll top. It's very nicely executed but surprisingly, not as adventurous as the humbler i3 hatch. Practicalities include a 42-litre fuel tank, a 12.3 metres turning circle and a rather puny 154-litre boot.

Market and Model

BMW quotes a list price of around £100,000 for the i8 and whether or not that strikes you as a bargain very much depends on what you want the car to do. If you want it to rip up mountain switchbacks like a 911 GT3, you're going to be a bit disappointed. The i8 isn't that sort of hooligan. If, on the other hand, you appreciate the technology, its straight line urge and the amazing feeling of rolling along in pure electric mode, then the futuristic styling and sheer presence of the i8 makes it seem a veritable bargain. As much as I love taking a car by the scruff of the neck and detest the typical supercar poseur, I find myself warming to the i8. There's a cerebral quality to it that's missing from so many thud and blunder supercars. What are you really going to compare it with? Only Tesla's Model S really gets close and that's more of a luxury saloon.

Cost of Ownership

The running costs of the BMW i8 are going to be tough to gauge. The quoted fuel economy figure of 135mpg is clearly a nonsense, but it's not BMW's fault, instead being due to a shortcoming of the NEDC test which doesn't really cater for hybrid vehicles at all well. And how do you measure the economy in any case? After all, this is a vehicle you can plug in to a wall socket and charge to 80 per cent capacity in less than two hours. If you had a ten mile journey to work each day, you'd never put any fuel into it. According to the NEDC test, that would make the i8 capable of an infinite number of miles per gallon. The 49g/km emissions figure also means that you won't have to worry about buying road tax or, if you're lucky enough to get one on the firm, the benefit in kind taxation will be pleasantly low. Residual values are similarly tough to calculate. That's largely because this technology moves quickly. The i8 might be a jaw-dropping feat of engineering today, but in three or five years time, the game may have moved on. Working in its favour is that many owners of supercars just don't care. They want the latest and greatest and for many, the i8 is going to represent just that.

Summary

The BMW i8 is an utterly fascinating vehicle. There's no doubt that this technology affords us a vision of the future. It already makes many of its more conventional rivals look positively quaint. Where the i8 is even more special is in the way that it normalises this brain-bending complexity. It's beautifully-finished and comes with a warranty just like any other BMW product. It doesn't impose itself on you. Yes, it's fearsomely fast in a straight line but the i8 is no B-road brawler. That model may well come and it will probably come from BMW, but here's something that's a bit more refined and looks set to change the way we think about this sort of car. You might not have ever believed that a car with a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine could command a six-figure price tag. The i8 does that yet still seems a bargain. It's an incredible achievement.

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