When the first version of 2020 BMW I8 was showed in 2009, and then in 2011 as a concept, we all knew that it will be one of the most attractive futuristic electric cars on the market. However, since the manufacturer revealed its Spider 2013, this model had to wait for the new season, and that happened in 2014. The full refreshment it underwent in 2017, so we should expect only a few changes for 2020. The main change should be found in engine type.
- The car has great design, and a two-door concept, instead of wings-door as competitors.
- Speaking about the competitors, there will not remain many of them since they withdrawn their models.
- The fully electrical driven engine is not quite defined, so we are not sure about performances.
- The price of the car is way above the competitors.
Looking at the design of 2020 BMW I8, we must say that it is typical in class, but with few unique details for the manufacturer. Even though there are similarities with the I Vision Dynamics and Acura NSX, it has specially designed sharp front end, with modernized lights and more aggressive look. The car is aerodynamic and low, with curved and lines on the chassis.
There are no many things to be said about the interior of the 2020 BMW I8 since it was among the most luxury and comfortable in the class, but we should mention the great design of the seats and futuristic equipment. Most of the commands will be controlled by driver’s gestures, while the standard model will be equipped with Alcantara. Things like air-conditioning, Wi-Fi connection, and leather on the seats are seen in other BMW models, so it should not be mentioned at all.
The engine is actually the most attractive and interesting in 2020 BMW I8 since the manufacturer has announced fully electrical model under this name, yet, he has not precisely described which type and strength will be applied. The manufacturer’s aiming to become the main Tesla Model S competitor reflects on a fully electric engine that is possible to be driven for more than 300 miles per charging. However, there is still a petrol engine that should be used here, a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine that produces alone 228 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, but in combination with the electric unit and a six-speed automatic transmission, it ups to 357 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. It should be placed at the rear end of the car, with the optional all-wheel driving system. The speed of 60 mph reach for 4 seconds, and the top speed is around the 155 mph. The new version should get the third electric engine, so the final speed of them goes to the 750 horsepower.
2020 BMW i8 Release Date and Price
It is not clearly said by the manufacturer when will 2020 BMW I8 exactly be made and send to the market, and some rumors claim that it will not happen before 2020, but we still count on this version during next year. The price grows with all additions and detail we described, so $200,000 is the closest number that they could offer. The most interesting about this model is that all manufacturers withdrew their similar electric sports cars for the next year, so there will not be many cars to compete with it.