Ever since the concept of the BMW i8 was revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the fans have been keenly anticipating this attractive sports car and its improvements. According to the information we have got, the new 2019 BMW i8 will be available as a coupe and a convertible with more horsepower and some other important updates.
- Serious improvements in terms of aerodynamics and technology,
- increased horsepower.
- It looks faster and sportier than it actually is.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 BMW i8, this model is going to hit the market as an attractive mid-size sports coupe. We must admit that it actually hasn’t changed so much compared to its predecessor and we have definitely expected more visual changes and improvements. However, we believe that this minor styling redesign will make the true fans satisfied. The front fascia will get a bit aggressive look and reveals a flat hood that wears the well-known kidney grille. The grille is expected to be larger while the headlights will seem narrower. The headlights as well as the daytime running lights will use the latest LED technology. The back part of this sports car will definitely look more muscular and sportier. You will probably notice its slim LED taillights. The new i8 is also expected to offer numerous aerodynamic features that will help improve its efficiency, acceleration and overall performance. It has been said that there will be some new metallic color choices available.
The 2019 BMW i8 will provide more modern and better-equipped cabin than its predecessor. The company will pay attention to materials, technology and overall comfort inside the new i8. This coupe will provide 2+2 seating configuration. The seats will be covered in leather and the driver will also get a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel. Besides leather, the carmaker will use other high-quality and lightweight materials inside. Also, the cabin of the new i8 is expected to be quieter due to those better-quality soundproof materials and systems. The instrument cluster will get a multifunction color display while the center console will provide an 8.8-inch touch-screen display with the latest iDrive 6.0 infotainment system and features such as navigation, HD radio, 12-speaker audio system and others. This BMW will also include the advanced safety systems and driver assist features such as cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic braking, high-beam headlights, cross-traffic alert and parking sensors.
The innovative hybrid system found under the hood of the 2019 BMW i8 will combine a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-3 with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. The new i8 will get 12 extra horsepower and it will not deliver the total output of 369 horsepower as well as 420 pound-feet of torque. The electric mile range will also be increased to 18 miles. This coupe will take 4.2 seconds to hit 60 mph while its top speed will be electronically limited to 155 mph.
2019 BMW i8 Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 BMW i8 has been a mystery at the moment. The price has been estimated to start around $143,000.