2017 BMW i8 in Glendale, CA
For years, drivers have been interested in vehicles that focus on performance. Nothing feels better than being out on the open road behind the wheel of a power-driven vehicle. However, one thing that would make that experience even more rewarding is if the vehicle you’re driving is also focused on being energy-efficient.
Our team here at Pacific BMW understands the complexities of the entire lineup, which is why we’ve been working to provide drivers with the information they need to truly get to know all the models offered. This time around we’re focusing on the plug-in hybrid BMW i8 to give drivers a better idea of what this unique sports car has to offer.
The 2017 BMW i8 offers one trim for drivers to choose from. It comes set with a 7.1 kWh high voltage lithium-ion battery and BMW TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder engine.
This sport car is unlike any other as it offers a fuel economy that’s quite impressive. Drivers who choose the BMW i8 will average 28 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway.
Equipped with 357 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2017 BMW i8 goes from 0 to 60 mph in as quick as 4.2 seconds with an impressive top speed of 155 mph.
Test drive the 2017 BMW i8 in Glendale, CA
The 2017 BMW i8 is set with BMW eDrive technology, which is made up of an AC Synchronous Electric Motor with integrated power electronics, charger and generator mode for recuperation. It’s set with a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder engine and a 2-speed automatic transmission for the electric motor as well as a 6-speed automatic transmission. The best part about the BMW i8 is that it only takes two and half hours for a full charge.
There are four driving modes that come with the BMW i8 to better adjust to its surroundings and purposes. Drivers can choose from the standard COMFORT mode, which offers a balance between sporty performance and fuel efficiency. The SPORT mode gives the i8 an intense performance boost through the electric motor. The ECO PRO mode can be used in both all-electric mode and hybrid mode to increase efficiency. Last, the eDRIVE mode is all-electric with a max range of 15 miles and a speed of up to 75 mph for an emission-free ride.
In addition to its performance, the BMW i8 has a lot of exciting features to offer. With seating for four, the scissor doors of the BMW i8 give a fun and welcoming greeting. Noteworthy features include heated side mirrors and front seats, the BMW Navigation Profession system, BMW iDrive system and BMW Assist eCall.
Those interested in learning more are welcome to contact us here at Pacific BMW for details. Drivers can get behind this sports car by scheduling a test drive online today.