March 2015 BMW i8 with extended range of standard equipment - BMW Cars Review


The Pure Impulse Experience package is now included in the range of features available for the BMW i8. It comprises lifestyle products in the areas of culture, design, travel and gastronomy, which are aligned to the progressive and sustainable “next-premium” orientation of the BMW i brand.As of March 2015, the Carpo Carum Grey interior will be offered as well.Natural leather elements are combined with partially perforated leather surfaces in the light colour Carum Grey and specific BMW i Blue accents, such as those on the seatbelt straps or the double stitching on the seats and floor mats. Amido metallic surfaces on the instrument panel, centre console and doors round off the overall look.Further special equipment options available in future are a leather engine cover and black-painted brake callipers.

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BMW i8 marked up to $247450 - BMW Cars Review


Ever since its introduction last summer, the BMW i8 quickly rose to the status of the most desired car on the market. BMW dealerships from around the country, and even from around the world, have put a premium price on the i8 hybrid sportscar, with some asking as much as $100,000 over the sticker price.But we have yet to hear about an i8 that actually sold at that markup. Until today. Irvine BMW, a dealership in Southern California, is selling their Sophisto Grey BMW i8 for a whooping $247,450, exactly $100,000 over the sticker price. BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system.The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).

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