BMW i8 Coupe 275 kW Auto Add to compare

  • OTR £112,735
  • Not eligible for OLEV grant
  • Plug-in Petrol Hybrid, Sports cabrio
  • 1499cc (1.5 litre), Automatic, 2 door
NGC
35
MPG
157
WLTP
CO2
49
WLTP

BMW i8 review

NGC verdict 20.10.2014

BMW’s i8 is an amazing technological tour de force; a junior LaFerrari or Porsche 918 Spyder for a fraction of the price, and for company car users it's a real tax buster. The i8 can be driven like a proper sports car or a Toyota Prius, but though its exuberant looks shout supercar the reality is more BMW M3 performance than McLaren, and, unlike McLaren, BMW wasn’t brave enough to let us drive the car unaccompanied.

The i8 will sell more for its looks and performance than its kindness to the environment and I wonder how many buyers will ever plug it into the mains. You can file it under future design icon though. Examples have already been bought by two footballers and a pop singer. Oh, and I can’t believe BMW won’t be putting a powerful V8 in this lightweight body shell before too long.

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Fuel
Economy

Official MPG
157 mpg
WLTP
Real MPG
30 mpg
Fuel only
Fuel cost
10.3 p/mile
Fuel: 107 p/litre

Vehicle
Emissions

Official CO2
49
g/km
WLTP
Euro Std
0 euro
NOx:0 mg/km
NGC Ratings
41GHG
AQ26
0 least polluting

Vehicle
Taxation

First Year
£0
WLTP
Premium
£480
WLTP
BIK rate
11%
2021/22

BMW i8 Coupe 275 kW Auto key information

  • Practicality
    2 door, 4 seats
  • Motor Power
    1499cc + 105 kW (elec)
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Engine Power
    374 HP / 379 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    4.4 seconds
  • Top Speed
    155 mph / 249 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    100% Discount CVD
  • Vehicle Inlets
    Type 2
  • Eligible for OLEV grant
    No
  • Official EV driving range
    34 miles
  • Rapid charging option
    No

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Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:13th May 2021

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