The serial version of the sports car 2018-2019 BMW i8 debut at the motor show in Frankfurt. The German company calls the model pioneered a new generation of sports cars. Good technical characteristics combined with very low fuel consumption. Built coupe with innovative technology and advanced materials, design is also at altitude.
The car has a sporty proportions and is made in accordance with the canons of 2018-2019 BMW design. One has only to look at the compartment side, and the brand is determined without prompting logos or inscriptions. i8 length is 4689 mm, width 1942 mm, height 1293 mm, wheelbase length is 2800 mm. Body Styles brought to mind on the aerodynamics, so the drag coefficient of just 0.26 cars. Wide grille continues thin lamps with U-shaped inserts LEDs hides long hood in the engine compartment does not have an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. The petrol unit is located behind.
The hybrid sports car will receive an option The latest laser lights, LED superior in their properties. Laser diodes emit a bright pure white light and consume very little power. Innovative headlights will not be available in the US market, previously due to local technical requirements for automotive optics company suffered Audi – A8 flagship book will be sold there without the possibility matrix lights.
The relatively low curb weight of 1490 kilograms 2018-2019 BMW i8 is obliged to use aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced. The coupe has the lowest among the other cars of the German mark the center of gravity and an equal distribution of weight on the axes. Lithium-ion batteries are concentrated in a relatively high transmission tunnel, but the shortage of space in the 4-seat cabin, he does not create.
LifeDrive architecture provides a sufficient level of safety of the driver, passengers and the traction battery. According to the manufacturer, repair damaged in an accident hybrid cost for the owner of a comparable conventional car repairs 2018-2019 BMW. Rims for further weight reduction can be made of carbon fiber. Simple glass for innovation crowded sports car, it was decided not to use, apply a thin but heavy-duty.
The rear axle compartment rotates a modest 1.5-liter 231-hp turbo engine with three cylinders. specific power index of 154 horsepower per liter working volume says a lot. The maximum torque of the engine is 320 Nm. The front mounted electric motor 131 l / s, which develops 250 Nm of torque.
The total efficiency of the power plant 362 l / s and 570 Nm. The car accelerates from zero to hundred in 4.4 seconds and reaches 250 km / h top speed. The average fuel consumption is indicated at 2.5 liters per 100 Fuel consumption and vehicle dynamics depends on the selected driving mode, all three of them: COMFORT, SPORT and ECO PRO. As the name suggests, the first – balanced, the second – sports, the third – the most economical. In electric-powered coupe overcomes distance of 35 kilometers, and the traction battery can be recharged from the mains.
The new 2018-2019 BMW i8 on sale in at a price of 126,000 euros in Germany and 135 925 dollars in the United States. Previously, the company introduced a hatchback i3, which is also waiting to be sent into production.