When BMW founded the i-label, it was expected that the Bavarian brand would come onto the market with sensible, clean cars. It is therefore all the more special that their first feat of arms was a sports car. But one that is indeed economical and has smart technology to convert electricity into forward momentum. The i8 is typically such a car that was way ahead of its time, but is already a lot better understood. With four seats, sporty performance and low consumption, this is truly a special car.
It all starts with the lines. The body, designed by Benoit Jacob, attracts a lot of attention due to its interesting appearance. The front of the i8 is low, as befits a sports car. Even cooler is the back. The rear lights are part of the airflow over the body, and are 'covered' at the top with wings. As a result, the airflow finds its way over the side of the i8, and then leaves the car through the tunnel that the rear light creates. Partly due to this aerodynamic trick, the BMW has a CW value of only 0.26. Very favorable for consumption, but with this attractive solution also a feast for the eyes.
To make the whole look even more sinister, this example is executed in Sophisto grau. A deep gray color that gives the i8 exactly the masculin looks that a sports car should have. The Carumgrau interior fits well with the paintwork. A head-up display, a pleasantly working navigation and seat heating provide the necessary comfort and ease of use, while the combined power of 362 hp provides plenty of pleasure. The sprint to 100 is done in 4.4 seconds, and the i8 reaches a top speed of 250 km/h. Who ever thought that hybrids could only be sensible, is so wrong…
But how does the car compare to the competition? Actually, that's a question with a short answer. The i8 has no real competition. The concept of a hybrid sports car with four seats is so unique that even in 2021 (so 7 years after the introduction of the i8!) no new competitors for the BMW have appeared on the scene. Yes, the i* was always compared with the 911. But 'everybody' already has one, and you can't park it in a green parking lot…
This example is an original Dutch car that was delivered in 2015 by BMW Dusseldorp and has always been serviced at the BMW dealer. The last service was performed on 29-06-2021 by BMW dealer Ekris.
This BMW i8 is factory equipped with, among other things:
S609A Navigation System Professional
S2W8A BMW LM rim 20'' W-spoke 470
S302A Alarm System
S322A Comfort access (not activated, can be activated by the dealer)
S4AAA Roof headliner anthracite
S430A Interior/exterior mirror, automatic dimming
S458A Seat adjustment for electric
S494A Seat heating driver/passenger
S5ASA Driving Assistant
S5A4A LED headlights with extended functions
S508A Park Distance Control (PDC)
S563A Light Package
S6ACA Intelligent Emergency Call
S6AKA Connected Drive Services
S6AMA Real-Time Traffic Information
S6ANA Concierge Services
S6APA Remote Services
S6FVA Online Entertainment
S6NSA Comfort telephony with ed. smartphone
S610A Head up display
S674A Hi-Fi System Harman Kardon
P7S9A Connected Drive Services Package
P7XVA Pure Impulse
None, this i8 is completely original.
The i8 has only small traces of use, as can be seen in the photos:
Minor curb damage on the right rear wheel.
Small scratch on the fuel cap
Small spot at right wheel arch
Scratch on the right mirror
Light stone chips on the front bumper
Spot at the left taillight
This i8 was serviced on 29-06-2021 at a mileage of 99,944 km by Ekris BMW in Arnhem. The entire maintenance history is available digitally from BMW.
Included with sale
Included with the sale of this BMW i8:
Original charging cable
About the seller
The owner of this BMW had to have an i8. No, maybe not the most practical car with a small child in the backseat, but as is the case with emotional purchases, he took the plunge anyway. And indeed, that child seat in the back turned out to be a good fit. But more than a year later it is time for a slightly more rational car. What will it be? That's not clear yet, but it should be a car that offers at least as much fun as the i8. Something with which you are approached in the parking lot at the local supermarket by genuinely interested people, and where young car enthusiasts are more than happy to grab their camera. An Aston Martin Rapide?
Seller - Daniël Seller type - Private Location - The Netherlands VIN - WBY2Z21020V345685 Year of production - 2015 Mileage - 101.500 km Warranty - No Margin/VAT - Margin car Body type - Coupé Engine - 1.5 liter three-cylinder with 231 hp combined with an electric motor with 131 hp. Lay-out - Four-wheel drive Transmission - Six-speed automatic Exterior colour - Sophistograu Interior colour - Carumgrau Upholstery - Leather Smoker's car - No Owners - 2 (including current) Tires - Bridgestone Potenza S001, all around 5.0 millimeter profile
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