The 2020 BMW i8 Roadster and Coupe

The 2020 BMW i8 Roadster and Coupe

The 2020 BMW i8 is coming soon. Available as a roadster and a coupe, the newest BMW offers revolutionary performance, a sophisticated interior design and high-tech standard features. Thanks to a hybrid powertrain, the i8 delivers a superior fuel economy along with greater acceleration unlike hybrid sports cars of the past. If you've been interested in the idea of a hybrid vehicle but couldn't get past the look of them before, worry not, because the new i8 Roadster and i8 Coupe are downright beautiful. Suitable for daily driving or enjoying yourself on the weekend, the new 2020 BMW i8 lineup is as practical as it is fun. The only downside is you'll need to splurge a little to get yourself behind the wheel. Read on to learn more about the 2020 BMW i8 Roadster and Coupe.

The 2020 BMW i8 is coming soon…

Available as a roadster and a coupe, the newest BMW offers revolutionary performance, a sophisticated interior design and high-tech standard features. Thanks to a hybrid powertrain, the i8 delivers a superior fuel economy along with greater acceleration unlike hybrid sports cars of the past. If you've been interested in the idea of a hybrid vehicle but couldn't get past the look of them before, worry not, because the new i8 Roadster and i8 Coupe are downright beautiful. Suitable for daily driving or enjoying yourself on the weekend, the new 2020 BMW i8 lineup is as practical as it is fun. The only downside is you'll need to splurge a little to get yourself behind the wheel. Read on to learn more about the 2020 BMW i8 Roadster and Coupe.

The 2020 BMW i8 Roadster and the 2020 BMW i8 Coupe both feature a 1.5-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine paired with a AC Synchronous Electric Motor with 11.6 kWh lithium-ion battery. This motor can be charged in just 3 hours. The three cylinder generates 228-hp and 236 lb-ft and the eDrive electric motor generates 141-hp and 184 lb-ft. Taking this and its Hybrid sports car all-wheel-drive system into account, both the Coupe and Roadster deliver a whopping 369 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Paired with the electric motor is a two-speed automatic transmission while the engine comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. To help improve fuel economy is an Auto Start-Stop function that turns the vehicle off when the car is idle.

Due to the similar powertrains for both the Coupe and Roadster, the difference in acceleration between them is negligible, and exists only because of the designs of the roofs. Both vehicles offer a top speed of 155 mph but the Coupe can accelerate faster from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds versus the 4.4 seconds in the Roadster. The Driving Dynamics Control system included on both the Roadster and Coupe feature eDRIVE, ECO PRO, COMFORT and SPORT modes for tailoring handling to your needs. With eco mode enabled, you can get the equivalent of 69 mpg combined. With just the engine, it's like 27 mpg. If driving on electric alone, you'll get a range of about 22 miles.

In addition to it's soft top, the i8 Roadster only accommodates two passengers while the i8 Coupe can seat up to four passengers. Lending to an aerodynamic design, the i8 features a U-Shaped taillight design, sculpted rear, a hood vent, air curtains and a sealed underbody. The aluminum and carbon fiber constructed scissor doors, help to reduce vehicle weight. Both models feature heated front seats, leather upholstery and carbon fiber trim. The 8.8" touchscreen display features navigation, Apple CarPlay and voice commands, while an intuitive BMW iDrive system gives you complete control at your fingertips. Listen to HD radio or satellite radio on your 11-speaker Harman Kardon Premium Sound Audio System. Standard safety features include automated emergency braking, forward-collision warning and front and rear parking sensors.

At $147,500, the 2020 BMW i8 Coupe is the best solution if you have family that you need to drive around, but for the most enjoyable experience possible, the 2020 BMW i8 Roadster is $163,300. While no offers are currently available, look forward to leasing offers and low APR financing in the coming months.

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