The Future Of BMW i8 Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Is Decided After 6 Years Of Production
BMW i8 Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car Is Dying Soon!
Before talking about this official decision we would like to remind you that we have test-driven this plug-in-hybrid car produced by the Bavarian manufacturer BMW many times, and this exceptional car was detailed in one episode of Test Drive Program, presented to you by our colleague Karim Deeb.
Now let’s go back to talk about the official decision regarding the future of BMW i8 cars…
Unfortunately, the last day in the production of this exceptional car will be coming soon, as BMW’s Leipzig plant is expected to stop production of the i8 in April 2020, after producing 20,000 units of this hybrid car.
The 20,000th BMW i8 rolled off the assembly is an Ultimate Sophisto Edition car painted in Sophisto Gray Brilliant, and it will go to a customer in Germany. The German company plans to produce only 400 cars of this Limited edition; 200 i8 Coupes and 200 i8 Roadsters.
The car is powered by a hybrid system consisting of two engines: the first is an electric engine generating 141 hp (143 PS) and 250 Nm of torque, connected to a two-speed automatic gearbox that provides power to the front axle.The second engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine generating 228 hp (231 hp PS) located at the back, and it is connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission, bringing the combined power of the two engines to 369 hp (374 PS) and 570 N.m of torque.
BMW i8 Coupe can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.4 seconds, and the i8 Roadster needs 4.6 seconds, while the maximum speed is electronically limited in both versions to 250 km / s.
The price of the BMW i8 Coupe starts from $ 168,800 (equivalent to 632,950 SAR).
The price of the i8 Roadster starts from 163,300 USD, equivalent to 612,375 SAR.