2016 BMW i8 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Original MSRP
$140,700
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / HWY
Horsepower
357
Seats
4
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Original MSRP
$140,700
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / HWY
Horsepower
357
Seats
4

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

Make no mistake: The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports coupe could be the most significant BMW since the legendary M1. Using a lightweight carbon-composite structure, the 4-passenger 2016 i8 hits 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, yet still returns excellent fuel economy or a range up to 15 miles in full electric mode.

BMW i8 Models & Trims

2dr Cpe $140,700*
Horsepower: 357 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 20 X 7.5 in. - Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.38

8 Reviews

38% 63% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Currently, nothing because I do not like being a show off.

I like that it brakes smoothly. I like that it has camera display and bumper sensors. Overall, I like the vehicle.

- David L

the vehicle is very good very comfortable and behaves excellently

My vehicle is in perfect condition works perfectly I have not had any inconvenience with the Excellent Vehicle

- Tony N

It has been dependable and efficient.

I like the feel of my vehicle and the drive is smooth. The AC is really cool and the brakes are smooth.

- Ariana K

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$140,700

Horsepower

Horsepower
357 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L DOHC Turbo 3
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available

Alarm

Alarm
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
Not Available

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Not Available

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
28.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
32.4 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
4.7 cu. ft.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
Not Available

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard

AC

AC
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
Not Available

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather, Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available

Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Not Available

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Not Available

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Standard

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Not Available

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/45YR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.4 ft.

Length

Length
184.9 in.

Width

Width
76.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3455 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
357 hp

Torque

Torque
420 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
Not Available

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
Not Available

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Trailer Hitch Receiver
Not Available

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Not Available

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid
Not Available

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
Standard

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel
Not Available

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
3 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
14 mpg

City

City
14 mpg

Highway

Highway
14 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Standard

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Not Available

Stance Suspension

Stance Suspension
Not Available

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard

Overdrive

Overdrive
Not Available

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Not Available
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Not Available

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Not Available

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Not Available

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available

Night Vision

Night Vision
Not Available

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Not Available

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Not Available

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Available

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings