2019 BMW i8 Coupe
BMW’s new fancy and stylish 2019 i8 Coupe uses more improvements and has more power and range than the current generation plug-in hybrid sports car. The 2-door, 2 +2 coupe with its recognizable gullwing doors strikes U.S. dealerships in the spring, making its worldwide debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It follows the reveal of the new i8 Roadster at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
2019 BMW i8 Coupe Design
With a wide and rounded face, the i8 has a low and flat hood and sports a long roofline. The light-weight car, which debuted in 2014, is built on BMW’s LifeDrive vehicle architecture for i models. It consists of an aluminum chassis and a carbon-fiber enhanced plastic guest cell.
New for 2019, the i8 includes 12 horse power. It’s estimated to deliver 18 miles of pure electrical range, up 30 percent from the existing model. The i8’s lithium-ion battery’s cell capability likewise gets a boost from 20 to 34 ampere-hours (Ah), while gross energy capacity grows from 7.1 to 11.6 kilowatt hours. The car’s eDrive technology likewise has added more circumstances where the car exclusively runs on electrical power, with the gasoline engine only powered on when speeding up hard.
2019 BMW i8 Coupe Engine and Features
A unique-looking EV, the i8 creates 369 horse power with a combined electric motor and gasoline engine. Max torque is 184 lb-ft, which makes it possible for the 2019 i8 speed up from no to 60 in a simple 4.2 seconds. A regulated top speed is set at 155 mph.
The i8 features a BMW specific all-wheel drive system for hybrids: a 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder gas engine drives the rear wheels through a 6-speed automated transmission and the electric motor powers the front wheels through a 2-speed automatic transmission.
The i8 has five drive modes: hybrid driving in Comfort, Sport or fuel-sipping Eco Pro modes and all-electric driving in Comfort or Eco-Pro modes. And in its default mode, the i8 is powerful. It’s capable of striking 65 miles per hour with simply its electric motor. When eDrive is picked, the all-electric speed threshold increases to 75 miles per hour.
The i8 also features eco-smart tech. With navigation path activated, the i8’s energy management system ensures the electrical motor is utilized “as extensively and as carefully as possible” especially at low speeds to run as much as a pure EV as possible.
A navigation system consists of a touch controller on the center console and an 8.8-inch touch screen control display. The i8 includes a number of advanced technology and connectivity features. One is a head-up display screen, that can offer chauffeurs who shift by hand in sport mode rpm readings, equipment indicator, plus optimum shift indicator.
It likewise has cruise control with braking, plus BMW’s Driving Assistant Package that consists of Surround View. That plan also consists of frontal collision warning, city accident mitigation, daytime pedestrian security, park distance control, automated high beams, speed limit information, cross traffic alert and side and top view cameras.
2019 BMW i8 Coupe Interior
Inside, the interior comes standard with ivory white upholstery. New for the 2019 model, the i8 is offered with a Tera World Copper interior trim that features cloth/leather upholstery in Amido/E-Copper colors. With heated front seats, the i8 also features a leather sports guiding wheel with paddle shifters.
2019 BMW i8 Coupe Release Date
Twenty-inch wheels are optional. And two new exterior color options are readily available: E-Copper and Donnington Grey. Prices for the 2019 i8 was not right away readily available. The 2017 i8 started at about $145,000.