When we think of sports cars, we think of loud engines burning vast amounts of fuel as they reach their top speed. The 2020 BMW i8 shatters this idea by outfitting a luxury vehicle with a hybrid system. Here’s a quick list of ten reasons we think the i8 should be your next car.
The 2020 BMW i8 features precise lines and sweeping silhouettes that look good individually, but look even better as a whole. The streamlined design that BMW emphasizes with the i8 truly captures the emotion of motion.
Who said you couldn’t pair aerodynamics with style? BMW found the right balance of elegance and function with the i8’s design. Dual-wind channels guide air around the i8. The hood vent, air curtains, and sealed body all come together in one streamlined package.
It Has Scissor Doors
Scissor doors are eye-candy, for sure. However, they’re more functional than they seem. The doors feature aluminum and carbon-fiber construction, minimizing the weight of the vehicle.
It Comes in Two Styles
The i8 comes in two styles to fit anyone’s taste: the coupe and the roadster. The coupe emphasizes performance dynamics in four-seater form. On the other hand, the two-seater roadster shares similar dimensions and performance with the coupe but offers a retractable top allowing you to ride in style.
It Has Impressive Interiors
BMW prides itself on the i8’s interiors. They describe it as “efficient, comfortable, and sport.” The i8 features heated front seats, leather upholstery, and environmentally conscious materials. These perfectly complement the carbon-fiber interior trim.
It Has Intuitive Controls
The i8 is not only a supercar but also a smart car. In the cockpit, the i8 houses ergonomically oriented tactile controls coupled with an intuitive touchscreen display. It places you in complete control of this hybrid powerhouse.
It Has Lasting Power
The i8 is powered by a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo engine positioned over the rear axle, which in conjunction with the motor, provides a combined output of 369 horsepower.
It Has Intelligent Drive Modes
With the press of a button, you can switch between using hybrid power and fully utilizing the electric capabilities of the i8. The 3 drive modes featured are sport, comfort, and eco-pro.
It’s a Hybrid
The lithium-ion battery can be charged from zero to one-hundred percent in just three hours. When hitting the brakes, a generator kicks in, allowing the i8 to charge itself. Low on battery? The hybrid power will allow you to continue driving for an extra 300 miles before needing a recharge.
It’s Energy Efficient
Several components of the i8 are constructed from recycled materials. The leather upholstery of the seats is tanned using environmentally-friendly methods. And of course, renewable energy is at the heart of the i8. The i8 surely is a sustainable and sporty supercar.