BMW i8 Coupe

Plug-in Hybrid

Price from £114,935

Availability In production
Available since March 2018
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £1,300 pcm

Annual VED £455
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 50
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

Real Range (Electric Only) between 19 - 35 mi

City - Cold Weather 27 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 19 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 23 mi
City - Mild Weather 35 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 24 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 30 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

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Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 4.4 sec
Top Speed 155 mph
Electric Range 27 mi
Fuel Range 348 mi
Total Power 275 kW (369 hp)
Total Torque 420 lb-ft
Drive Rear
Fuel Petrol

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 11.7 kWh
Port Location Left Side - Front
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power 3.7 kW AC
Charge Time (0->27 mi) 3 hours
Charge Speed 9 mph
Battery Useable 9.4 kWh
Fastcharge Port -
Fastcharge Power (max) -
Fastcharge Time -
Fastcharge Speed -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 27 mi
Vehicle Consumption 345 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 116 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 34 mi
Rated Consumption 225 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 275 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent 180 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 147 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption (Electric Only) between 265 - 490 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 345 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 490 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 405 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 265 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 390 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 310 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Fuel Consumption

Rated NEDC 157 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 42 g/km
Battery Empty NEDC 49 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 136 g/km
Fuel Range NEDC 453 mi
Total Range NEDC 487 mi
Fuel Tank 42 L
Real 15/30/60 mi 0 / 188 / 63 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 0 / 35 / 106 g/km
Battery Empty Real 38 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 176 g/km
Fuel Range Real 348 mi
Total Range Real 375 mi
Engine Displacement 1499 cc

Dimensions and Weight

Length 4689 mm
Width 1942 mm
Height 1291 mm
Wheelbase 2800 mm
Weight Empty 1510 kg
Cargo Volume No Data
Cargo Volume Max No Data
Towing Weight Unbraked No Data
Towing Weight Braked No Data
Roof Load No Data

Miscellaneous

Seats 2 people
Isofix No Data
Turning Circle 12.3 m
Car Body Coupe
Segment Sports
Roof Rails No Data

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2019-20

BIK Tax Rate 16%
P11D Value from £114,880
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £18,381
BIK @ 20% £306 pcm
BIK @ 40% £613 pcm
BIK @ 45% £689 pcm

Financial Year 2020-21

BIK Tax Rate 12%
P11D Value from £114,880
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £13,786
BIK @ 20% £230 pcm
BIK @ 40% £460 pcm
BIK @ 45% £517 pcm

Financial Year 2021-22

BIK Tax Rate 12%
P11D Value from £114,880
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £13,786
BIK @ 20% £230 pcm
BIK @ 40% £460 pcm
BIK @ 45% £517 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the BMW i8 Coupe. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 5 hours 5 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 3 hours 9 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 3 hours 9 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 3 hours 9 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 3 hours 9 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

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All about the BMW i8 Coupe

Pricing

The BMW i8 Coupe has an On The Road Price (OTR) of £114,935. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Drivetrain and Performance

The BMW i8 Coupe is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the BMW i8 Coupe is 275 kW (369 hp). The maximum torque is 420 lb-ft. The BMW i8 Coupe is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds. The top speed is 155 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the BMW i8 Coupe has a total capacity of 11.7 kWh. The usable capacity is 9.4 kWh. A range of about 27 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 19 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 35 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.7 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 3 hours. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 5 hours.

Rapid charging is not possible.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW i8 Coupe is about 345 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 116 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 490 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 265 Wh per mile.

Fuel Consumption

The BMW i8 Coupe has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 375 mi, of which about 27 of fully electric range. Please note that, even when driving in full-electric mode, the internal combustion engine may kick in under high loads.

When the battery is empty or 'hold charge' mode is engaged, the fuel consumption is about 38 mpg on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. When starting off with a full battery and applying a moderate driving style, no fuel is consumed over a 15 mile trip and fuel consumption is about 188 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 63 mpg over a 60 mile trip.

The combined average consumption of petrol of the BMW i8 Coupe will therefor depend on the average trip distance and whether the car is charged before each trip. Climate, driving style and route will have a further impact on the actual fuel consumption. The official figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for fuel consumption of 157 mpg and a range of 453 mi are irrelevant in practice.

CO2 Emission

While driving in full-electric mode, the BMW i8 Coupe will not emit any CO2. When the battery is empty, or if the engine load is high, the internal combustion engine will be used. As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, the average CO2 emssions of a BMW i8 Coupe will depend greatly on several key factors that determine fuel consumption. Note: CO2 emissions are calculated per kilometre.

When driving using only the petrol engine, CO2 emissions will be around 176 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. However, if the average trip distance is relatively short and the car is charged between trips, the average CO2 emissions will be reduced significantly.

CO2 Emissions will drop to 0 g/km on a 15 mile trip, 35 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 106 g/km on a 60 mile trip. This only includes tailpipe CO2 emissions. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels. The offical figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for CO2 emissions of 42 g/km are for comparison of vehicles only and have no relevance in practice.

More information from BMW

The link below will open the page of the i8 on the official BMW site.

Go to the i8 on the official BMW website.

Preceding model

The model shown on this page is the successor of the BMW i8, which was available from January 2015 until March 2018. The previous model was £8625 less expensive, had 12 mi less range, same acceleration and was similar in energy consumption.

Preceding model BMW i8