New BMW i8 now available in body styles Roadster and coupe

Sports car of the future – now in two body variants. The BMW Group introduces the new BMW i8 Coupe and BMW i8 Coupe is a revolutionary model with a hybrid powertrain with plug-in. The new products will debut an advanced BMW eDrive power train, which allows you to make longer trips solely on electricity. World premiere BMW i8 Roadster will take place at the International motor show in Los Angeles, and the start of sales is scheduled for spring 2018.The next Chapter in the success story of BMW i8: along with an updated four-seat coupe – the most sold in the world-in hybrid sports car since its launch in 2014 the BMW Group represents the latest BMW i8. Double model with power convertible gives a unique feeling of freedom, combining the dynamics of a sports car and environmentally friendly hybrid car. The new BMW i8 Roadster is virtually silent car with minimal CO2 emissions, which preserves the purity of the ambient air for even more fun from your travels with an open top.

BMW i8 Coupe and BMW i8 B Roadster constructed in accordance with the LifeDrive concept, which includes an aluminum chassis and a passenger compartment made of reinforced carbon fiber plastic (CFRP).

Folding roof BMW i8 Roadster is fully retracted into the compartment in the rear of the car. A unique mechanism allows compact fold the soft top in a perpendicular position, forming behind the seats for additional Luggage space, 100 liters. Fully electric roof opens and closes silently for 15 seconds even when driving at speeds up to 50 km/h When folding the roof back glass rises to approximately 30 millimeters, to protect driver and passenger from the wind.

Based on the impressive performance of the new models is an updated version of the lithium-ion battery developed for the BMW i8. The high voltage unit located at the center of the car underbody. The capacity of the cells increased from 20 to 34 A•h, and the total energy increased from 7.1 to 11.6 kWh (net: 9,4 kWh). The cell configuration allows to increase the impact of 9 kW/12 HP, which in peak mode is 105 kW/143 HP So the car could perform even more dynamic sprints solely by electricity.

In standard mode, driving the new BMW i8 Coupe and BMW i8 Roadster can travel solely by motor at speeds of up to 105 km/h, 35 km/h faster than the first model i8. The internal combustion engine operates only at higher speeds or in cases where the driver strongly presses the accelerator pedal. In the calm driving mode the petrol engine is activated much less frequently than before. When you enable eDrive both models can reach speeds of up to 120 km/h solely by electricity. In the test cycle NEDC BMW i8 Coupe managed to achieve a mileage of 55 km* on a single electric, and the new BMW i8 Roadster shown figure 53 km*.

The internal combustion engine for the new BMW i8 Coupe and BMW i8 Roadster has also been optimized. The three-cylinder engine with 1.5 liters displacement shows a maximum output of 170 kW/231 HP and maximum torque of 320 N•m. During operation, it produces even more sporty exhaust sound. Novelty is equipped with a diesel particulate filter which captures particulate matter contained in exhaust gas, and thereby reduces the volume of harmful emissions.

The total output of the system, which consists of acting in tandem electric motor and the internal combustion engine, now is 275 kW/374 HP New BMW i8 Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.4 seconds and the new BMW i8 Roadster – 4.6 seconds. The maximum speed of both models is limited to 250 km/h. fuel Consumption in combined cycle, calculated in accordance with the test EU for plug-in hybrid vehicles is 1.9 l/100 km* for BMW i8 Coupe and 2.1 l/100 km* BMW i8 Roadster. Energy consumption is 14,0 kWh and 14.5 kWh per 100 km*, respectively. The CO2 emissions of 42 grams per kilometer* for BMW i8 Coupe and 46 grams per kilometer* for BMW i8 Roadster.

The motor power is transmitted to the front wheels and gasoline engine at the rear. It forms the harmonious hybrid all-wheel drive system which is fully controlled by an intelligent energy control system of the vehicle. In hybrid mode, the motor assists the main engine in cases when the driver is accelerating especially rapidly. It is also able to recuperate energy and to redirect it to the high-voltage battery when coasting and braking. In addition, high-voltage starter-generator gasoline engine may further accumulate the electric power, thereby providing sufficient power to drive the new BMW i8 Coupe and BMW i8 Roadster.

The new BMW i8 Coupe and BMW i8 Roadster as standard are finished interior Carpo. In the version of the coupe interior is fully trimmed in natural leather colors Ivory, and the Roadster – a combination of leather colors Ivory/Black. The optional interior trim in the style of Halo, as well as a new style Accaro, combining colors Amido/E-Copper. Standard equipment also includes a multifunctional leather sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles, seats with electrically adjustable and heated, multifunction display, driving assistant and navigation system Professional. The main menu is represented in the form of horizontal interactive icons and control can be done by using the touch display.

As additional equipment is proposed, the special head-up display and anti-glare BMW Laserlight headlights with BMW Selective Beam system.

ConnectedDrive services is also included as standard and provide access to various information in real time, for example, about the situation on the roads, as well as access to mail and news. In addition, both models have preparation for Apple CarPlay, which provides comfortable and safe use of iPhone features, and for the Roadster is also available telephony with the possibility of wireless charging. In addition, the proposed feature Concierge service.

Interactive BMW key Display Key allows you to check the status of the vehicle at any time. His touch display with a diagonal of 2.2” displays basic information about the condition of the vehicle such as remaining fuel and battery level, range, and service recommendations. With BMW Display Key, you can also remotely control the Central lock and to open or close the window. And through the BMW i Remote app the most important information about the status of the car – for example, the battery and the power reserve will be available directly on the screen of the mobile device (a smartphone or a smart watch).

Numerous products and services offered as part of 360° ELECTRIC, help to make e-mobility the new BMW i8 Coupe and BMW i8 Roadster is convenient and practical in daily life. With a charging cable Mode 2 can charge the high voltage battery from a standard household outlet for four-and-a-half hours. Charging the car using the BMW i Wallbox power up to 3.6 kW gives the ability to completely recharge the battery in less than three hours.

Recall that in Ukraine officially sold by BMW i8 the current generation. The cost of 4 073 980 UAH.

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