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The 2019 BMW i8: Luxury in Motion

When you think of BMW cars, a certain level of quality comes to mind. Maybe you associate the phrase with BMW’s breathtaking speed, hairpin precision, or trendsetting style. One quality that is undoubtedly embodied by all BMW cars is luxury. When you’re driving a BMW, you’ll feel every bit of the craftsmanship and passion poured into each and every aspect of the vehicle. Let us introduce you to the latest iteration in BMW’s legacy of luxury: the 2019 BMW i8. This eye-catching model comes in both coupe and roadster styles, satisfying your need for speed and the open road. It has a stunning exterior design coupled with a comfortable and luxurious interior. A fuel-efficient electric engine is paired with a powerful and speedy combustion engine to create the perfect blend of performance and sustainability. A prime example of German craftsmanship, you won’t be able to resist testing one of these babies out on the road.

Exterior Design

 

One aspect of the BMW i8 that is sure to impress is the sleek exterior and classy interior designs. The design of the i8 models BMW’s flawless precision by featuring a clear-cut silhouette and a sweeping form that evokes a sense of motion even when completely still. This effect is achieved partially through the combination of scissor doors, streamflow design, long wheelbases, and short overhang. Available in six different colors, you can showcase your own personal sense of style.

In the roadster convertible style, the soft top is made of high-quality fabric that folds down into a compartment. When raised, the fabric top seamlessly blends into the vehicle and, when lowered, the i8 can’t help but turn heads for all the best reasons.

Interior Design

 

The 2019 BMW i8’s interior design is the pinnacle of comfort and style. Sporting clean, crisp lines, the interior is designed to meet all of the driver’s aesthetic and functional needs. Enjoy premium leather seats with standard heating that make you feel at home even when you’re on the road.

Never worry about getting lost with the built-in BMW Navigation system, which comes standard on all i8 models. It is an easy-to-use system, sporting a responsive touchscreen, everyday language, and a variety of functions, including maps, radio access, and weather. Use the innovative Head-up Display to view important vehicle information projected straight onto the windshield.

The new i8 only has two seats, but the car doesn’t lack for space. Both occupants will be amazed at how roomy the i8 is. There are 43.1 inches of legroom and 38.7 inches of headroom, accommodating even tall drivers and passengers. There are two cubic feet of interior storage space and five cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, about as much as you can get in a class of vehicles like the BMW i8.

Performance

 

Great things come in small packages. With a combined electric and combustion engine, the 2019 BMW i8 doesn’t let its small stature define it. This little car packs a big punch. There is a 1.5L three-cylinder gas engine that is connected to a 7.1kWh battery pack and two electric motors. The 2019 BMW i8 gets a maximum of 369 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s a lot of horsepower for any car, let alone a hybrid. And, because of the hybrid engine, you won’t be sacrificing fuel economy for all of that power. Using the combined gas and electric engine, you’ll get a whopping 69 MPG combined city and highway. Even if you use the combustion engine only, you’ll still get a hefty 27 MPG combined city and highway. The 11.1 gallon fuel tank has a range of approximately 420 miles. The 2019 BMW i8 can go from zero to 60 in an impressive 4.2 seconds.

The innovation of the plug-in hybrid allows the engine to re-purpose energy while driving in order to recharge the battery. And, if you want to boost the charging efficiency, visit one of over 44,000 public charging stations or have one installed in your very own home. Your 2019 BMW i8 will be fully charged in as little as three hours.

Cruise according to your mood. Choose between four different power options: Comfort, Sport, Eco Pro, and eDrive. Comfort mode provides a nice balance between power and fuel efficiency, while Sport mode utilizes the full power of the combustion engine with an added boost from the electric engine, so you can channel your inner Vin Diesel. Eco Pro mode supports a more fuel-efficient driving style, and eDrive mode provides a fully electric ride and produces absolutely no carbon emissions.

Features

 

Park perfectly every time with the BMW i8’s Park Distance Control. Heightened sensors monitor the surrounding area as you squeeze into even the tightest spaces. The system will alert you to hazards and help you into position using a combination of audio and visual cues.

Never worry about being late with the BMW Connected app. BMW Connected loads all your destinations from your calendar, syncs your destinations to your BMW Navigation system, and sends you notifications when it’s time to leave.

If you are tempted by the stunning luxury, beautiful design, comfortable interior, and convenient features, head down to your local BMW dealership today to test drive a 2019 BMW i8. Once you try one of these luxurious examples of German engineering and craftsmanship, you won’t be able to resist taking one home with you. The 2019 i8 coupe has a starting retail price of $147,500, and the roadster starts at $163,300 for all of the standard features. Customize your ride with two additional trims that include even more unique features. The standard trim, known as Giga World, includes all of the features described here, while the two additional trims, Tera World and Tera World Copper, include eye-catching, unique exterior and interior designs that will turn heads.