The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid car that was first released into the market in 2014. The sports car is popular with celebrities and other public figures in the society. Some people have dubbed the car Handsome Boy while others call it Vision Efficient Dynamics. In a year’s time, we will welcome a new model, BMW i8 2017. According to the German automobile manufacturer, the new car will get notable changes in the exterior, interior and powertrain.
BMW i8 2017 – Outstanding Exterior:
Comparing the new BMW i8 2017 with the outgoing model, you will realize that the upcoming car is lower than its predecessor. The car will also be lighter, and this is due to the use of aluminum alloys, carbon fiber and performance steel in the construction work. Car shoppers will have a variety of colors to choose from, including black, silver, red and green.
One of the major exterior highlights in BMW i8 2017 is a two butterfly door system that emphasizes on its sports character. A bigger front bumper and an elongated kidney grille flanked by sleek headlights will give the car an aggressive look. Below the bumper, there will be fog lamps and air vents. Some sharp tail lights at the back will complete the sports looks of the new i8.
The sportiness of the car will be clearly seen in the interior. Expect adjustable leather-upholstered seats and a steering wheel with a myriad of controls. The two-seater car will have a roomy cabin capable of fitting people of different body sizes.
Now to the technology, the center console will spot a large color touchscreen capable of providing navigation details and other crucial car information. A number of connection options will be available, including cellular phone connection, USB ports, 4G internet, wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
The new BMW sports car will come with its fair share of safety and security feature. Wait to enjoy great peace of mind with the following features: emergency brakes, airbags, seatbelts, traction control, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and parking assist.
BMW i8 2017 -Engine Expectations and Performance:
Since its launch, the i8 has been using a 1.5-liter turbo I3 engine, an electric motor, and a lithium-ion battery. This powertrain has a capacity of 357 hp and 420 lb-ft, and we expect it to feature in the new BMW i8 2017 .
The engines will be backed up by a 6-speed dual clutch system. Rumors have it that the new car will take only 4.2 seconds to speed up from 0-60 mph. If you care a lot about fuel economy, the upcoming BMW sports car is rated at 28 mpg city and 35 mpg highway.
BMW i8 2017 – Price, Release Date, and Competition:
This will be pretty an expensive hybrid car. Buyers will have to pay around $142,000 to own this roadster. We don’t think there will be trim levels. But if they will be available, expect to spend more on them. We will wait longer to see the car in the showroom as the release date is scheduled in the first quarter of 2017.