BMW i8 (2014)
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BMW i8 (2014): 28 facts and highlights

1. faster top speed

The fastest speed that the car can reach.
250km/h
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 447km/h

2. 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.
1.5l
SRT Viper (2014): 8.4l

3. faster acceleration (0-100)

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
4.4s
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 2.5s

4. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
320Nm
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1566Nm

5. shorter length

4.69m
Lotus Elise (2014): 3.82m

6. width

2.04m
Lotus Elise (2014): 1.72m

7. height

1.3m
Gumpert Apollo: 1.11m

8. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
362hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp

9. less CO2 emissions

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
49g/km
BMW i8 (2014): 49g/km

10. Has in-car system

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)
35% have it

11. Is a hybrid car

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)
5% have it

12. weight

1.49t
Alfa Romeo 4C: 895kg

13. Has four-wheel drive

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)
23% have it

14. 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 lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
2.1l/100 km
BMW i8 (2014): 2.1l/100 km

15. Has vertically-opening doors

Vertically-opening doors are useful for when parking in tight spaces, and are aesthetically pleasing.
BMW i8 (2014)
14% have it

16. 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 economy.
0.26Cd
Nissan GT-R (2014): 0.26Cd

17. 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)
22% have it

18. 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.
3
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 16

19. longer wheelbase

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).
2.8m
Ferrari FF (2014): 2.99m

20. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
0
Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2008): 2

21. greater payload capacity

The total weight of cargo that can be carried in the cab and cargo bed, including passengers.
370kg
Toyota 86 GT (2014): 1670t

22. Has a turbocharged engine

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)
35% have it

23. charge time

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
2h
BMW i8 (2014): 2h

24. more battery power

With more battery power you can travel on the electric motor further before having to recharge, or in the case of a hybrid switching to the petrol (gasoline) engine.
7.1kWh
BMW i8 (2014): 7.1kWh

25. further range

The maximum distance an electric or hybrid car can travel on electric only, from a full charge (EPA-estimated driving range).
37km
BMW i8 (2014): 37km

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