2019 BMW i8 Pricing
- New convertible model
- More power and EV range this year
- Part of the first i8 generation introduced for 2014
- Excellent integration of powertrain and in-car technology
- Futuristic design turns plenty of heads
- Difficult to get in and out of
- Performance lags behind competitors
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Features & Specs
|2dr Coupe AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 6A)||2dr Convertible AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 6A)|
|Transmission||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic|
Our experts’ favorite i8 safety features:
- ConnectedDrive Services
- Lets you know about traffic and parking spots and, in case of accidents, can connect you to BMW's Accident Assistance for vehicle support.
- BMW Laserlight
- Helps drivers see farther down dark roads, with advanced laser projection technology.
- Active Driving Assistant
- Warns of potential front collisions with vehicles or pedestrians and if the i8 is about to leave its lane.
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BMW i8 vs. the competition
2019 BMW i8
2018 Audi R8
BMW i8 vs. Audi R8
While both models feature the number 8, the execution is totally different. The i8's smooth hybrid powertrain is much more efficient and can operate in electric-only mode. Plus, its iDrive system is easier to use and features better smartphone connectivity and integration. The R8 wins out with its speed, handling and sonorous V10 engine. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Audi R8.
BMW i8 vs. Tesla Model S
Aside from the ability to plug in for charging, these two cars couldn't be more different. The i8 represents the designer's choice, or the one you want to drive along a winding road during sunset. The Tesla's more conservative and classy approach is augmented by its brutal Ludicrous mode. The i8 wins out in the dynamic handling category. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Tesla Model S.
BMW i8 vs. BMW M4
The M4 is the purist's choice because of its powerful and tractable engine, sticky tires and six-speed manual transmission. On a twisty road, it's quite possible the M4 is the quicker car. But the i8 is an event, especially when you pull up to the valet line in electric mode and swing up the i8's doors. It also has decent green-car cred, unlike the gas-swilling M4.
2019 BMW i8 Overview
The 2019 BMW i8 is offered in the following submodels: Convertible, Coupe. Available styles include 2dr Coupe AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 6A), and 2dr Convertible AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 6A). The 2019 BMW i8 comes with all wheel drive, . Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, .
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2019 BMW i8 Gas Mileage
2019 BMW i8 2dr Coupe AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
27 compined MPG,
2019 BMW i8 2dr Convertible AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
27 compined MPG,
|EPA Est. MPG||27|
|Transmission||6-speed shiftable automatic|
|Drive Train||all wheel drive|
|Passenger Volume||85.7 cu.ft.|
|Curb Weight||3501 lbs.|