• Luxury Auto

    BMW i8

    • Apr 10, 2014

    • By:Tim Buckley

    The efficient and stylish BMW i8 represents a promising new benchmark in sustainable sports car technology. With a lightweight frame and a low center of gravity, this eco-friendly power ride can take you from 0-60 in just 4.4 seconds.

    At the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum held in Monaco on March 24th and 25th, BMW representatives flaunted the i8’s intelligent design and features. Most notable among those are multiple driving modes (COMFORT, ECO PRO, SPORT) and an innovative eDrive button that allows the driver to switch to purely electric driving in order to maximize the vehicle’s minimal consumption and emissions capabilities. When the eDrive function is not engaged, the electric motor and gas engine interact seamlessly to create a fluid and luxurious driving experience with the same green footprint as a compact car.

    In addition to its energy-saving advantages, the i8’s interior technology and support services continue BMW’s unwavering commitment to exceeding its customers’ high-tech demands. BMW i ConnectedDrive services locate charging stations and enable intuitive navigation, and the BMW i Remote App displays and communicates up-to-date information concerning the vehicle’s status to the driver. The system also communicates maintenance and servicing information directly to a BMW i Partner in order to ensure optimal precision and performance.

    With it’s sleek, futuristic lines, the BMW i8 is a marvel of progressive engineering and performance. The moral and ecological appeal is undeniable, while the aesthetics and speed make for a genuine sports car experience.