BMW i8 

  • built in Germany
  • 2014
  • 362 HP 1.5L
  • 155 mph
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Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW i8

Top speed

BMW i8
155 mph
217 mph

Data points Key details of the BMW i8


BMW i8
362 HP
950 HP


BMW i8
420 ft-lb
663 ft-lb

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BMW i8
Lightweight design is also a feature of the BMW i8’s chassis systems – including the wheels, where the standard-fitted 20-inch forged aluminium wheels combine aerodynamic design with weight savings.
With its combination of the aluminium Drive module and the CFRP passenger cell (Life module), the BMW i8 is also an excellent example of intelligent lightweight design – one of the guiding principles of the Efficient Dynamics strategy.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand BMW
Type of car Production car
Year 2014

power & handling

Maximum hp 362 HP
Maximum torque 420 ft-lb


Displacement 1,499 cc
Fuels Gas

physical dimensions

Width 76.5 in
Height 50.9 in
Length 184.6 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
Drag coefficient 0.26


Drivetrain Hybrid 4WD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Unknown
Rear brakes Unknown
Front wheels 508/? 178
Rear wheels 508/? 191
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