2019 BMW i8 Coupe
BMW’s new flashy and classy 2019 i8 Coupe uses more improvements and has more power and range than the existing generation plug-in hybrid sports car. The 2-door, 2 +2 coupe with its recognizable gullwing doors strikes U.S. dealerships in the spring, making its international launching at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It follows the reveal of the new i8 Roadster at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
2019 BMW i8 Coupe Design
With a broad and rounded face, the i8 has a low and flat hood and sports a long roofline. The lightweight car, which debuted in 2014, is developed on BMW’s LifeDrive vehicle architecture for i models. It consists of an aluminum chassis and a carbon-fiber enhanced plastic traveler cell.
New for 2019, the i8 adds 12 horse power. It’s approximated to provide 18 miles of pure electrical range, up 30 percent from the current model. The i8’s lithium-ion battery’s cell capacity likewise gets an increase from 20 to 34 ampere-hours (Ah), while gross energy capacity grows from 7.1 to 11.6 kilowatt hours. The car’s eDrive technology also has actually added more scenarios in which the car solely operates on electric power, with the gas engine just powered on when accelerating hard.
2019 BMW i8 Coupe Engine and Features
A unique-looking EV, the i8 generates 369 horsepower with a combined electrical motor and gas engine. Max torque is 184 lb-ft, which makes it possible for the 2019 i8 accelerate from absolutely no to 60 in a simple 4.2 seconds. A controlled top speed is set at 155 mph.
The i8 features a BMW particular all-wheel drive system for hybrids: a 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder fuel engine drives the rear wheels through a 6-speed automated transmission and the electric motor powers the front wheels through a 2-speed automatic transmission.
The i8 has 5 drive modes: hybrid driving in Comfort, Sport or fuel-sipping Eco Pro modes and all-electric driving in Comfort or Eco-Pro modes. And in its default mode, the i8 is powerful. It’s capable of hitting 65 miles per hour with simply its electric motor. When eDrive is selected, the all-electric speed limit rises to 75 mph.
The i8 also features eco-smart tech. With navigation path triggered, the i8’s energy management system makes certain the electrical motor is used “as extensively and as carefully as possible” particularly at low speeds to run as much as a pure EV as possible.
A navigation system includes a touch controller on the center console and an 8.8-inch touch screen control screen. The i8 includes a variety of innovative technology and connectivity features. One is a head-up screen, that can offer chauffeurs who move by hand in sport mode rpm readings, equipment indication, plus optimal shift indication.
It also has cruise control with braking, plus BMW’s Driving Assistant Package that includes Surround View. That plan also consists of frontal collision caution, city collision mitigation, daytime pedestrian protection, park distance control, automated high beams, speed limit details, cross traffic alert and side and top view cameras.
2019 BMW i8 Coupe Interior
Inside, the interior comes standard with ivory white upholstery. New for the 2019 model, the i8 is offered with a Tera World Copper interior trim that comes with cloth/leather upholstery in Amido/E-Copper colors. With heated front seats, the i8 also features a leather sports guiding wheel with paddle shifters.
2019 BMW i8 Coupe Release Date
Twenty-inch wheels are optional. And 2 new exterior color options are offered: E-Copper and Donnington Grey. Rates for the 2019 i8 was not immediately available. The 2017 i8 began at about $145,000.