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Price from (last known) £126,935
|Availability||Out of production|
|Available from||March 2018|
|Available until||July 2020|
Real Range (Electric Only) between 18 - 35 mi
|City - Cold Weather||26 mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||18 mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||22 mi|
|City - Mild Weather||35 mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||23 mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||29 mi|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||4.6 sec|
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|Electric Range||25 mi|
|Fuel Range||317 mi|
|Total Power||275 kW (369 hp)|
|Total Torque||420 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity||11.7 kWh|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Port Location||Left Side - Front|
|Charge Power||3.7 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->25 mi)||3 hours|
|Charge Speed||8 mph|
|Battery Useable||9.4 kWh|
|FC Port Location||-|
|Fastcharge Power (max)||-|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||375 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||108 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||230 Wh/mi|
|Vehicle Consumption||285 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||173 mpg|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||142 mpg|
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 - 520 Wh/mi
|City - Cold Weather||360 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||520 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||425 Wh/mi|
|City - Mild Weather||265 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||405 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||320 Wh/mi|
|Rated NEDC||141 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||46 g/km|
|Battery Empty NEDC||46 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||146 g/km|
|Fuel Range NEDC||418 mi|
|Total Range NEDC||451 mi|
|Fuel Tank||42 L|
|Real 15/30/60 mi||0 / 177 / 58 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||0 / 38 / 115 g/km|
|Battery Empty Real||35 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||190 g/km|
|Fuel Range Real||317 mi|
|Total Range Real||342 mi|
|Engine Displacement||1499 cc|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Unladen (EU)||1570 kg|
|Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR)||No Data|
|Cargo Volume||No Data|
|Cargo Volume Max||No Data|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Max. Payload||No Data|
|Turning Circle||12.3 m|
|Roof Rails||No Data|
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 Roadster. 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||8 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||3 hours||8 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||3 hours||8 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||3 hours||8 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
All about the BMW i8 Roadster
No longer available
This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. The BMW i8 Roadster was available from March 2018 until July 2020. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the BMW i8 Roadster.
The BMW i8 Roadster had an On The Road Price (OTR) of £126,935. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.
Drivetrain and Performance
The BMW i8 Roadster is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the BMW i8 Roadster is 275 kW (369 hp). The maximum torque is 420 lb-ft. The BMW i8 Roadster is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds. The top speed is 155 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the BMW i8 Roadster has a total capacity of 11.7 kWh. The usable capacity is 9.4 kWh. A range of about 25 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 18 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.
The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW i8 Roadster is about 375 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 108 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 520 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 265 Wh per mile.
The BMW i8 Roadster has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 342 mi, of which about 25 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 35 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 177 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 58 mpg over a 60 mile trip.
The combined average consumption of petrol of the BMW i8 Roadster 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 141 mpg and a range of 418 mi are irrelevant in practice.
While driving in full-electric mode, the BMW i8 Roadster 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 Roadster 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 190 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, 38 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 115 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 46 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.