BMW i8 – Instrumented Test

The folks over at Autobild take the new BMW i8 for a ride and gives us some key performance figures. Before we jump into the results, here are some key technical specs of BMW’s first hybrid sportscar.

BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).

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BMW i8   Instrumented Test

BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test
BMW i8   Instrumented Test

Results:

  • 0-100 km/h with Launch Control (1st/5th attempt): 4,2 s/5,8 s
  • 180-250 km/h (with full battery/low battery): 17,3 s/41,4 s
  • Average range: 567 km (32 km in electric mode)
  • Fuel consumption (min.): 4,5 l/100 km
  • Fuel consumption (max. at 250 km/h): 29,9 l/100 km
  • Fuel consumption (average with E-engine/without E-engine): 5,6 l/100 km / 7,2 l/100 km

[Source: Autobild via GCF]

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