Big Motoring Worlds Car of the Week: BMW i8
Arguably the early pioneer of the mass market petrol-electric sports car, the BMW i8 burst onto the scene back in 2014 and quickly established itself as an industry leader, acclaimed for its styling and technologically advanced powertrain. Given the level of acclaim that these cars have received, we are delighted to offer this example for sale.
A shape that is instantly recognisable, the BMW i8 utilises the latest in technology and aerodynamic performance and packages them into a sports car that is a true class leader. At first glance this machine commands attention. A profile that represents everything a sports car should be, stylish, fluid and curvaceous, it’s clear the i8 has been designed to stand out from the crowd. The aesthetics of the i8 are somewhat of a by-product of achieving ultimate aerodynamic efficiency.
Every surface has a purpose and whilst being a sports car, economy and performance have to be perfectly weighed up against each other. The sleek roofline, the enclosed front grille and flowing lines, which pass through all the way through to the rear, all have a place in a bid for optimal aerodynamic performance. By being as aerodynamically efficient as possible, the i8 is able to deliver economy figures alongside performance which is hard to rival.
Finished in metallic grey with contrasting blue coloured exterior trim detailing, representing the ‘BMW i’ brand, and dual coloured black and silver coloured alloy wheels, this particular i8 is beautifully specified. This story continues into the interior where the i8 benefits from an interior that is every bit as futuristic as it’s exterior. Featuring unique design elements coupled with the use of several premium feel materials, the cabin is a fantastic place to be.
This i8 is also feature packed and benefits from all of the following features, Heads up Display, Sat Nav, Full Leather, Heated Seats, Internet, Bluetooth and Cruise Control. Contrasting interior features are also present with the ‘BMW i’ blue accent coloured seat belts which provide a tasteful contrast to the cream coloured upholstery.
From a powertrain point of view, alongside its mild form of electrification, this i8 features a 1.5-Litre 3 cylinder engine and an automatic gearbox. When you take into account that this is a hybrid machine you are able to achieve higher MPG figures whilst receiving the added benefit of this car being exempt from road tax.
Benefitting from seeing just one previous keeper, this machine has covered a mere 34,981 miles from new and comes with service history. Located at our Blue Bell Hill facility, this BMW i8 is available now.