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2019 BMW i8
#9 in Coupes
2019 BMW 8-Series
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Coupe
Coupe M850i xDrive
Pricing
Invoice Price
$137,675
$104,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$147,500
$111,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2458 / month
$1865 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW i8 is a head-turner for its looks, which hides its plug-in powertrain. That’s good or bad, depending on your priorities.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 18 mpg
Highway
- 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
28.2 29.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.1
Second Head Room (in)
32.4 33.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.6 46.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
184.6 191.2
Height, Overall (in)
50.9 53
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.8 64.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 111.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.4 14.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 39
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/45YR20 P245/35YR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 258
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40YR20 P275/30YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 258
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 4478
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 20 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 20 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 553 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 4.4 L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
369 @ 5800 523 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
18 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 20
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
69 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 5.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.40
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.20
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.32
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 3.52
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW i8 BMW 8 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.9
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