What kind of engine does a BMW i8 have?

The thing is, there isn’t just one BMW i8 engine – the BMW sports car’s drive unit consists of both a combustion engine and an electric engine (➜ Read more: 12 standout examples of a BMW engine ). The combustion engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology provides power to the rear wheels, while the electric motor drives the front wheels.

Is the BMW i8 used in Formula E?

The BMW i8 also inspired artists: In 2019, Thomas Scheibitz designed his own version of the hybrid sports car. The BMW i8 also cut a fine figure on the racetrack. The hybrid sports car featured as pace car in Formula E, the elite race series for electric cars.

What’s the range of a BMW i8 electric?

Thanks to a battery that has more energy capacity than those in earlier i8 models, BMW claims an electric-only driving range of 18 miles per charge. We managed 38 mpg in our real-world highway fuel-economy test and recorded an electric-only range of 28 miles, beating the estimated number by 10 mpg.

Are there any used BMW i8s for sale?

Autotrader has 170 Used BMW i8 cars for sale, including a 2019 BMW i8 Coupe, a 2019 BMW i8 Roadster, and a Certified 2019 BMW i8 Roadster.

Are there any safety features on the 2020 BMW i8?

The 2020 i8 hasn’t been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). While it has some standard driver-assistance technology, many common assists such as blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control are absent.

What kind of infotainment system does BMW i8 have?

The i8’s infotainment system will be familiar to owners of less exotic BMWs. The system is largely intuitive and displays on a sharp-looking 8.8-inch touchscreen situated atop the dashboard. Apple CarPlay capability is standard, but Android Auto isn’t offered on any i8 model.