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BMW i8 (2014) review: 28 facts and highlights

BMW i8 (2014)
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BMW i8 (2014)

Why is BMW i8 (2014) better than the average?

  • Weight
    1.49tvs1.54t
  • Less CO2 emissions
    ?

    49g/kmvs270.1g/km
  • Better fuel economy (combined)
    ?

    2.1l/100 kmvs12.8l/100 km
  • Longer wheelbase
    ?

    2.8mvs2.64m
  • Lower coefficient of drag
    ?

    0.26Cdvs0.32Cd
  • Further range
    ?

    37kmvs23.95km

General info

1. less CO2 emissions
?

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

Best

BMW i8 (2014)

49g/km

49g/km

2.Has four-wheel drive
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Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

BMW i8 (2014)
3.Is a hybrid car
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Hybrid cars run on a mixture of petrol (gasoline) and electric power. They offer several benefits over traditional petrol-powered cars. For example they produce less CO2 emissions, and due to their fuel efficiency they are often cheaper to run.

BMW i8 (2014)
4.Is an electric car
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An electric car runs off a battery that can be recharged at home or at public charging points. Due to the savings costs of electricity compared to petrol (gasoline) it can greatly reduce running costs, and is also better for the environment as the car produces 0 emissions.

BMW i8 (2014)

Dimensions

1.height
?

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1.11m

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2.width
?

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Lotus Elise (2014)

1.72m

2.04m

3.weight
?

Best

Alfa Romeo 4C

895kg

1.49t

4. shorter length
?

Best

Lotus Elise (2014)

3.82m

4.69m

5. longer wheelbase
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The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Best

Ferrari FF (2014)

2.99m

2.8m

6.Has vertically-opening doors
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Vertically-opening doors are useful for when parking in tight spaces, and are aesthetically pleasing.

BMW i8 (2014)

Speed

1.top speed
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The fastest speed that the vehicle can reach.

Best

Hennessey Venom GT (2014)

447km/h

250km/h

2. faster acceleration (0-100)
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The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

2.5s

4.4s

3. lower coefficient of drag
?

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Best

Nissan GT-R (2014)

0.26Cd

0.26Cd

Engine

1.maximum torque
?

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

Hennessey Venom GT (2014)

1566Nm

320Nm

2. more horsepower
?

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

Best

Hennessey Venom GT (2014)

1244hp

362hp

3. larger engine size
?

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

Best

SRT Viper (2014)

8.4l

1.5l

4. more cylinders
?

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

16

3

5. better fuel economy (combined)
?

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A higher fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

BMW i8 (2014)

2.1l/100 km

2.1l/100 km

6.Has a turbocharged engine
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A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

BMW i8 (2014)

Features

1.Has in-car system
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An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

BMW i8 (2014)
2.USB ports
?

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

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2

0

3.Has smart key as standard
?

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

BMW i8 (2014)
4.Has regenerative braking
?

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.

BMW i8 (2014)

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