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What it's like to drive a 2019 BMW i8 to an elementary school career day  Boston.com

Kids love cars with gullwing doors. Exclaimed one tousle-haired student arriving on the campus basketball court for recess and finding a 2019 BMW i8 parked ...

BMW rumored to be developing electrified, i8-replacing supercar  CNET

The car would reportedly pack 700 horsepower and debut by 2023.

Could BMW return to the ranks of supercar builders with a 700-hp hybrid?  Digital Trends

BMW is mulling a hybrid supercar as a replacement for the current i8, according to a new report. The new car would reportedly use a larger gasoline engine to ...

Digital Trends
South African Woman Wrecks BMW i8, Neighbor’s House In One Move  Carscoops

When you drive a sports car like the BMW i8 on a daily basis, having a heavy right foot is understandable from time to time. However, one South African driver ...

AFC Energy Powers Up World's First Hydrogen Electric Vehicle Charger  Associated Press

DUNSFOLD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 17, 2019--AFC Energy (AIM:AFC), the industrial fuel cell power company, today announced the successful ...

Associated Press
BMW i8 Roadster convertible (2018 - ) review  Auto Trader UK

The i8 Roadster is the convertible version of the i8 Coupe. As a high-end, drop-top hybrid sports car, it doesn't really have any direct rivals, although alternatives ...

Auto Trader UK
“TUNE IT! SAFE!” BMW i8 Coupé Police Car Is Already Driving Safely Into the 2019 Season on the New Sporty Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3  WebWire

TUNE IT! SAFE!” stands for safety in tuning. The initiative by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the Verband der Automobil Tuner e.V. ...

Audi, Tesla or Porsche: Which is the best, luxurious hybrid in town?  Economic Times

Tesla has a big target on its back, as Porsche, Audi, and Jaguar play catch-up to the electric leader.

Economic Times
Driving The New i8 Roadster, BMW's Convertible Hybrid Performance Car  Forbes Now

The $160000 i8 Roadster is the latest car in the BMW electric i family; this exciting and advanced convertible hybrid-electric performance car joins the i8 Coupé ...

Forbes Now
BMW i8 Roadster Gets Improved Electric Range  Forbes Now

BMW unveiled the roadster version of its i8 gasoline electric plug-in hybrid sports car, and said it included an improved power plant which was more efficient and ...

Forbes Now
Road-Tripping in the Sensational BMW i8  Barron's

For 2019, the plug-in hybrid supercar gains power and electric range.

Five Things to Know About the Futuristic BMW i8  Jalopnik

The BMW i8 is currently BMW's most exciting model. It looks strikingly close to its concept, which is remarkable because most cool cars don't do that. Usually ...

BMW’s i8 Roadster is a daily driver in supercar’s clothing  Engadget

I'm a firm believer that cars can be art. Rolling pieces of design that are a snapshot of a point in time. Very few vehicles do that more right now than the BMW i8 ...

BMW’s New i8 Roadster Is Getting Overlooked. But It Shouldn’t Be  Bloomberg

The best-selling plug-in hybrid sports car on the market today is more practical than its science-fiction skin would suggest. How does its roadster version hold ...

2019 BMW i8 Roadster review: Near-supercar performance, Instagrammable style - Roadshow  CNET

Fascinating, thrilling and more than a little bit nerdy, the i8 is a one-of-a-kind convertible.

Road Test: What race car is the BMW i8 most like?  Racer

Season 5 of the FIA Formula E Championship begins on December 15 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with the Gen 2 car and new manufactures leading the headlines.

This Tremendously Reimagined BMW i8 Race Car Sports an M3 V-8 and Sounds Killer  The Drive

This production lookalike forgoes the hybrid system for a raucous powerplant sourced from BMW's E92 M3.

The Drive
Autodesk develops generative design software for HP and GE Additive 3D printers  3D Printing Industry

Autodesk, an award-winning American software company, has collaborated with HP and GE Additive to develop generative design software tools that work ...

3D Printing Industry
2019 BMW i8 Roadster first drive review: The ultimate urban sports car  CNET

As the final stragglers emerge from the city's hottest of nightclub hotspots into the predawn gloaming, the new BMW i8 Roadster slides silently by. I'm heading for ...

A Used BMW i8 Is the Supercar for Everyone  RoadandTrack.com

You can get a used i8 for about half its original sticker price, and it's still a massively impressive machine.

2019 BMW i8: I Am a Big Dumb Idiot for Thinking It Needed More Power  Jalopnik

When stats for the 2019 BMW i8 coupe and its roadster counterpart came out last year, I was disappointed that BMW didn't give this spaceship-like hybrid more ...

TEST DRIVE: BMW i8 Roadster  Sportscar365

A roadster model has joined the coupe in the lineup this year for the first time and both models also get some significant updates that improve the driving ...

The 2019 BMW i8 Roadster Is the Future in a Ragtop  Robb Report

The 369 hp BMW i8 roadster is a sun-soaked vacation on wheels.

Robb Report
2019 BMW i8 Roadster – The High-Tech Showpiece Is Now Showier  Car and Driver

The BMW i8 roadster is a more extroverted version of the brand's forward-thinking, techy supercar.

Car and Driver
Car Review: Driving a plug-in Hybrid isn't boring with the exotic BMW i8 Roadster  WTOP

With new technology and ingenuity can you have go and still be green? WTOP's Mike Parris drove the new 2019 BMW i8 Roadster to find out.

AC Schnitzer BMW i8 Is What All Police Cars Should Look Like  Motor1.com

The population of badass-looking police cars is steadily increasing around the world. This one made by AC Schnitzer might be the coolest one yet.

Polizei BMW i8 Strikes Fear, Envy Into the Hearts of Criminals  Automobile

Great—it looks like we need to watch for cops driving hybridized supercar spaceships now, if this BMW i8 police car is anything to go by.

The Most Impressive Part of the BMW i8 Roadster Is How It's Made  RoadandTrack.com

The soft top i8 comes five years after the coupé mostly because initially, BMW didn't want to build it at all. But its engineers grabbed the power tools.

BMW i8 Race Car With M3 V8 Engine - V8-Powered BMW i8 Supercar  RoadandTrack.com

The BMW i8 is a wonderful-looking car, but some people think it lacks in the powertrain department. This i8 "GTR" race car is a little bit different. Built over a ...

Watch BMW i8 Smash Into A Light Pole  InsideEVs

This BMW i8 driver is simply pulling out of her driveway and makes a huge mistake. So much so that she backs across the street and into a light post. Whoopsie!

2019 BMW i8 Roadster First Drive: Cloth Roof, No Back Seat, More Money | Review | Car and Driver  Car and Driver

A fabric-roofed edition of the BMW i8 arrives alongside a mild styling refresh and upgraded electric drive system for 2019. Read our first-drive impressions of the ...

Car and Driver
A Funky Future: BMW i8 With Vossen Wheels And Purple Wrap  InsideEVs

While the Vossen wheels feature a unique futuristic design,it's the wrap that pushes this hybrid high-performance machine to a whole new level.

What Do You Want to Know About the 2019 BMW i8?  Jalopnik

No, the new, 2019 BMW i8 isn't terribly different from the first one. It now has a longer electric range and a little extra power, but it's still the same idea: A hybrid ...

BMW i8 Roadster is a genuinely innovative take on electric transport  Wallpaper*

Evoking the spirit of its Spyder concept, BMW i8 Roadster reflects the marque's full commitment to electrification, without compromising performance.

The BMW i8 Roadster is a hybrid electric top-down triumph  Wired.co.uk

The convertible version of the hybrid coupé has some clever improvements and is still enormous fun to drive, but with all-EV sports cars on the way its days ...

New BMW i8 Rated At 17 Miles Of Electric Range (EPA)  InsideEVs

The BMW i8 was upgraded and is now equipped with an 11.6 kWh battery, 63% more capacity than the old i8, yet range improves only slightly.

South African Tuner Gives The BMW i8 A New Look  InsideEVs

Aftermarket ADV.1 Wheels and a Vorsteiner carbon fiber body kit grace this high-performance hybrid machine.

BMW i8 Race Car Ditches Hybrid For 540-HP V8  Motor1.com

A team is racing in Belgium with a BMW i8 silhouette car that puts a big, naturally aspirated V8 behind the driver.

What's in Your Garage? A futuristic, environmentally sporty BMW i8  Dallas Business Journal

Local businessman Jim Whitten is no stranger to exotic and high-end luxury cars. He's owned five Ferraris, a Lamborghini Gallardo, some Aston Martins, several ...

Dallas Business Journal
BMW Bigwig Wants to Use i8 Platform for 600-HP Hybrid Supercar  The Drive

At the 2018 Paris Motor Show on Wednesday, BMW's Board Representative for Product Development Klaus Frolich expressed a desire to utilize the i8 hybrid ...

The Drive
Is the BMW i8 Roadster the best supercar of all?  British GQ

The BMW i8 Roadster is taking BMW's electrifying vision even further down the road and the i8 gets closest to “bestness” in the modern idiom.

British GQ
Watch BMW i8 Race McLaren 570S, Mercedes-AMG GT C, Audi R8  InsideEVs

This most recent video by CarWow gives us a four-way race between some rather fetching high-performance roadsters. Battling it out on the track is a BMW i8 ...

The BMW i8 Roadster costs £125k  Top Gear

BMW reveals pricing for its 369bhp roofless hybrid sports car. Becky Wells. 31 Jul 2018. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Mailto · Copy link. Show/hide.

Top Gear
MotorWeek Drives 2019 BMW i8 Roadster and 2018 i3s  InsideEVs

MotorWeek begins by reminding us that BMW tends to do things differently. We couldn't ask for a tandem review of two more different cars than the i8 and i3s.

2019 BMW i8: What You Need to Know  U.S. News & World Report

The BMW i8 Coupe made its debut in back in 2015. While BMW revealed the BMW i8 Concept Spyder as a convertible back in 2012, that car never came to ...

U.S. News & World Report
BMW i8 Roadster: a £125000 convertible hybrid supercar, in pictures  The Telegraph

There've always been plans for an i8 convertible. BMW teased a drop-top concept as early as 2012, and frankly we can't think of a better candidate for the ...

The Telegraph
Watch BMW i8 Race Porsche 996 Turbo, BMW M3 And Others  InsideEVs

Thanks to an ECU tune, this BMW i8 outputs 390 horsepower. Watch it race vehicles such as the Porsche 996 Turbo, BMW M3, Chevy Corvette and more.

BMW i8 Roadster Will Be Most Expensive BMW Sold in the U.S.  The Drive

The convertible version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car will not be cheap.

The Drive
Rumor: Future BMW i8 with a four-cylinder hybrid  BMWBLOG

Instead of the current 1.5 liter three-cylinder engine, the next i8 could get a four-cylinder powerplant for more power and driving range.

Wired Drives The New BMW i8 Roadster  InsideEVs

The author insists that some of the i8's allure may come from the sheer fact you don't see many of these premium plug-in hybrid sports cars running on the roads ...

BMW i8 review: the eco supercar  Pocket-lint.com

We were first mesmerised by BMW's hybrid sports coupe back in 2014. And on some of the best roads that Scotland has to offer, no less. Back then, the BMW i8 ...

Golfer Wins BMW i8 Roadster After Hole-In-One  InsideEVs

For most golfers, a hole-in-one would be enough excitement to last for a little while, but 23-year-old Aaron Rai managed to bag himself a BMW i8 Roadster as ...

BMW i8 Roadster review: hybrid supercar hits the UK  Top Gear

£126,880 when new. Car specifications. Budget. £126,880. Brake horsepower. 374bhp. Fuel consumption. 141.2mpg. 0–62 mph. 4.60s. CO2. 46g/km.

Top Gear
BMW wants a hybrid supercar, and a redesigned i8 might be the ticket  Motor Authority

BMW is keen to bring a new supercar into the fold to serve as the brand's halo model. It's something we've been hearing for a while but know the automaker's ...

Motor Authority
2019 BMW i8 Roadster First Drive: Back to the Future  Motor Trend

I never bothered to figure out exactly what it was, but I recognized it immediately. Growing up in a farming community, I have the smell of an orchard on the first ...

Motor Trend
No Future Plans For A BMW i8 Sport Due To Lack Of Demand  InsideEVs

Sales are going strong at the moment and BMW doesn't plan to introduce a more powerful powertrain for the i8 family in order to attract new buyers. In fact ...

24: BMW i8 - Setting the template for future supercars  The Irish Times

Updated for 2019 with a bigger battery (which means you get the same 50km one-charge range, even though it's now being tested on the tougher WLTP-based ...

The Irish Times
Yep, this is a BMW i8 police car  Top Gear

Tuner AC Schnitzer goes to work on an Bee Em's hybrid supercar. Tom Harrison. 4 Dec 2018. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Mailto · Copy link.

Top Gear
Why an Edmontonian drives his Lamborghini in the middle of winter  CBC News

Most car enthusiasts park their sports cars for the winter. Edmonton's Oren Zamir is an exception. He thinks winter is the best season to drive his Lamborghini.

CBC News
There’s a matching BMW i3 to go with it  Top Speed

Proving that it can match fancy with the best automakers in the world bmw has rolled a one-off bmw i8 that s dressed up in actual 24-karat gold. the (...)

Top Speed
BMW i8 Roadster First Edition Handover Event Had 18 Cars  Motor1.com

BMW presents the First Edition models of the i8 Roadster at the BMW Welt in Munich, including the uniquely-numbered plaques for car.

Video: BMW i8 Is One of Auto Trader's Best Hybrid Cars in the World  BMWBLOG

Writing history ever since it came out, the BMW i8 is still fascinating people all these years later, thanks to its timeless design and high-tech The BMW i8 has ...

sun, sea and a soft-top: designboom tests the BMW i8 roadster in majorca  Designboom

in november 2017, BMW debuted their brand new BMW 'i8 roadster', a two-seater that combines emission-free mobility and high performance with a drop-top ...

BMW’s new $163,300 extremely drivable i8 Roadster will get you a whole lot of positive attention  Economic Times

The 2019 i8 roadster is a well-built, thoughtfully designed, fairly priced, and practical high-end hybrid sports car.

Economic Times
Rai on winning BMW i8 for ace: 'Not a bad prize, eh'  Golf Channel

Aaron Rai checks out the BMW i8 Roadster that he won for his hole-in-one on the 16th hole during the second round of the BMW International Open.

Golf Channel
TEST DRIVE: BMW i8 Roadster -- Pulling Back the Curtain on the Future  BMWBLOG

Prior to writing about cars, I didn't have a great job. I had an hour commute each way, unsavory working conditions and mind-numbing work. However, during ...

WATCH | That's going to be expensive! - Woman wrecks BMW i8  TimesLIVE

If you think you're having a bad day, chances are it's not as bad as the one this woman experienced when she smashes a BMW i8 into a neighbour's house.

BMW i8 Coupé: all charged up  TechCentral

One thing's certain about the new BMW i8 Coupé: it attracts plenty of attention. Since the futuristic-looking car's initial release in 2015, the hype has not died ...

2019 BMW i8 Roadster is ready to empty wallets and break hearts  CNET

The BMW i8 Roadster turned heads when it debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year, but as is usually the case, BMW left us in the dark when it came to ...

BMW i8 | The Engineer Car Review  The Engineer

It was the first plug-in hybrid sports car on the market and the newly refreshed BMW i8 version still leads the charge, writes Chris Pickering. It's hard to believe ...

The Engineer
Tested: BMW's i8 Roadster is a fine nod to the future  Independent Online

Johannesburg - At 1595kg, BMW's new i8 Roadster is hardly a lightweight in the realm of sports cars. But, take a look under its hot body and you will see that it is ...

Independent Online
The futuristic BMW i8 looks even better as a convertible  The Verge

One of the things I loved the most about the BMW i8 when I photographed it for our weekend review road trip three years ago was just how alien it looked.

The Verge
Flashy BMW i3 And i8 Starlight Edition Feature 24-Carat Gold Dust  Motor1.com

BMW splashed its i3 and i8 with real gold in a two-tone body. The best part? It's all for a good cause.

What The Biggest Pop Stars Of The '90s Are Driving Today  HotCars

Here are the cars that 25 of the hottest pop stars from the 1990s are driving today.

No apologies for driving BMW’s i8 hybrid roadster – even at €185,000  Independent.ie

I write this with apologies to the lady who stopped me as I was coming up the aisle after Mass last week. She urged me to write about cars ordinary people could ...

10 Rich Kids That Don't Deserve Their Cars (And 10 Celebs Who Show No Respect To Theirs)  HotCars

History has consistently revealed that the celebrities being worshipped are mere humans just like their fans.

Apparently, the i8 is already fast and powerful enough for everyone  Top Speed

The bmw i8 sports car may have an uncertain future but sales of the model including the i8 roadster are going strong. the pioneering hybrid sports car (...)

Top Speed
First 18 BMW i8 Roadster “First Edition” Cars Get Delivered  InsideEVs

BMW began deliveries of the i8 Roadster - first 18 units with a special surprise for the members of the BMW i8 Club, are inscribed with “1 of 18”.

The new BMW i8 Roadster convertible will start at $163,300 in the US, coupe $147,500  Electrek

BMW has just released pricing for the new BMW i8 Roadster, which goes into production next month, according to BMWBLOG. The starting price will be ...

Video: MotorWeek Reviews BMW i8 Roadster and i3S  BMWBLOG

The guys from MotorWeek are back today with a review of the most advanced cars on the road today: the BMW i8 Roadster and the BMW i3S.

New BMW i8 debuts in Malaysia  Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — BMW Malaysia today unveiled the refreshed BMW i8 Coupé, the first since its initial introduction in 2014. Raymond Tan, Head of ...

Malay Mail
BMW i8 Roadster First Drive Review – Top Down Electric Motoring  InsideEVs

A facelift for the BMW i8 at first seems about as necessary as a 15-year-old getting Botox. The Bavarian UFO may have been on the market for four years, but it ...

BMW i8 Gets Dolled Up In The Liberty Walk Spirit  Carscoops

Your typical Liberty Walk upgrades work on some rides, but not so much on others. Where do you think that this tuned BMW i8 fits in? While we let you think ...

Golfer Bags BMW i8 Roadster After Hole-In-One  Motor1.com

A British golfer has been awarded an i8 Roadster as a prize for sinking a hole-in-one at the BMW International Open in Germany last week.

BMW Expands Leipzig Plant – i3 And i8 Output Will Increase  InsideEVs

BMW announced expansion of its Leipzig plant in Germany to increase production capacity from 250000 annually to 350000 annually by 2020.

BMW Planning Special Editions Of i8 Roadster  InsideEVs

The Leipzig factory in Germany kicked off production of the i8 Roadster nearly two months ago and already BMW is eager to talk about ways to spice up its ...

Sophisto Gray Metallic BMW i8 Upgraded With ADV.1 Aftermarket Wheels  InsideEVs

This high-performance BMW i8 hybrid model from the Bavarian car maker is both a fantastic look into the future of the car culture, but also, a clear showcase of ...

There Could Be A Second-Generation BMW i8 After All  CarBuzz

Only a few days ago we learned BMW may not launch a second-generation i3 and i8, mainly because of the upcoming i4 and iNext EVs, slated for 2020 and ...

Rai wins BMW i8 Roadster with hole-in-one  Golf Channel

Aaron Rai made a hole-in-one on the 16th hole during the second round of the BMW International Open to win a BMW i8 Roadster.

Golf Channel
Man tried to sell stolen $100K BMW i8 on Craigslist, police say | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

A man was arrested for trying to sell stolen BMW on craigslist.

FOX13 Memphis
We Would Happily Pull Over For This BMW i8 Police Car  CarBuzz

After previewing its performance modifications for the BMW 8 Series Coupe, German tuner AC Schnitzer has created a custom cop car for the Tune it! Safe!

Wallpaper Wednesday: BMW i8 Roadster  InsideEVs

The new BMW i8 Roadster recently had its international media launch in Mallorca, Spain and here we gathered some best wallpapers.

BMW i8 Roadster arrives  Motoring

BMW Australia has launched the new 2019 BMW i8 Roadster pricing and along with the 2019 i8 Coupe. The models are not cheap.

2019 BMW i8 spied with wider, sports tires  BMWBLOG

Sitting on Michelin Pilot Super Sport, this BMW i8 now makes use of tires that 245 millimeters wide at the front and 275 mm in the back, 30 mm wider.

BMW Impresses with 3D Printed Roof Bracket for BMW i8 Roadster  3DPrint.com

BMW has been using 3D printing for more than 25 years, so the automotive manufacturer has built up a high level of expertise over the decades. Recently, the ...

Photo Gallery: AC Schnitzer Mods BMW i8 Roadster with Aggressive Kit  BMWBLOG

The guys from AC Schnitzer gave this BMW i8 Roadster the proper tuning treatment it deserves. Here is a photo gallery of the tuned BMW i8 Roadster.

2019 BMW i8 Roadster Test Drive Review  autoTRADER.ca

Remember when you were a kid, and your parents told you not to make a scene? You can throw that out the window if you're driving the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster.

First BMW i8 Roadsters Delivered At Special Ceremony  CarBuzz

The BMW i8 Roadster First Edition will be limited to just 200 examples, 18 of which have now been handed over to excited customers. But BMW didn't deliver ...

BMW Aims To Keep i8 Roadster Sales High With Special Editions  Motor1.com

BMW has plans to come out with a series of special editions for the i8 Roadster once the initial surge of orders for the hybrid droptop will settle.

Video: Doug DeMuro Offers His Take on the BMW i8 Roadster  BMWBLOG

The BMW i8 Roadster is a rare bird in the automotive realm these days. Here is a video review of the progressive hybrid sportscar.


BMW i8 Videos

Here's Why the BMW i8 Is Worth $150,000
Here's Why the BMW i8 Is Worth $150,000
BMW i8 2017 Review Indonesia | OtoDriver (Part 1/2)
BMW i8 2017 Review Indonesia | OtoDriver (Part 1/2)
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AMG GT C vs Audi R8 vs McLaren 570S vs BMW i8 - Roadsters ROOF, DRAG and ROLLING RACE!
40,000 Miles in a BMW i8: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly
40,000 Miles in a BMW i8: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Here's Why the BMW i8 Roadster Is Worth $175,000
Here's Why the BMW i8 Roadster Is Worth $175,000
BMW i8 - El deportivo amigable con el medio ambiente
BMW i8 - El deportivo amigable con el medio ambiente
BMW i8 Review - Why It Costs Rs. 3 Crores | Faisal Khan
BMW i8 Review - Why It Costs Rs. 3 Crores | Faisal Khan
BMW i8 Indonesia
BMW i8 Indonesia
5 Things I HATE About The BMW i8
5 Things I HATE About The BMW i8

BMW i8 Images

BMW i8 - Wikipedia
BMW i8 - Wikipedia
2015 BMW i8 - ROAD TEST
2015 BMW i8 - ROAD TEST
More photos of the hot Inferno Red BMW i8 by AC Schnitzer
More photos of the hot Inferno Red BMW i8 by AC Schnitzer
2016 BMW i8 Review - AutoGuide.com News
2016 BMW i8 Review - AutoGuide.com News
Crystal Pearl White BMW i8 With ADV.1 Wheels And ...
Crystal Pearl White BMW i8 With ADV.1 Wheels And ...
2015 BMW i8 Reviews and Rating | Motor Trend
2015 BMW i8 Reviews and Rating | Motor Trend
BMW i8 long-term test review: our final verdict | CAR Magazine
BMW i8 long-term test review: our final verdict | CAR Magazine
2019 BMW i8 Roadster, Updated i8 Coupe Debut in L.A.
2019 BMW i8 Roadster, Updated i8 Coupe Debut in L.A.
Matte Black BMW i8 by EDC | BMW Car Tuning
Matte Black BMW i8 by EDC | BMW Car Tuning
2018 BMW i8 Facelift Gets Ever Nearer To Production ...
2018 BMW i8 Facelift Gets Ever Nearer To Production ...

BMW i8 WebSites


BMW i8 Wiki

The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid sports car developed by BMW. The i8 is part of BMW's electric fleet "Project i" being marketed as a new sub-brand, BMW i. The 2015 model year BMW i8 has a 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that delivers an all-electric range of 37 km (23 mi) under the New European Driving Cycle. Under the United States Environmental Protection Agency cycle, the range in EV mode is 24 km (15 mi) with a small amount of gasoline consumption. Its design is heavily influenced by the BMW M1 Homage concept car, which in turn pays homage to BMW's last production mid-engined sports car prior to the i8: the BMW M1.The BMW i8 can accelerate from a dead-stop to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds and has an electronic limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The BMW i8 has a fuel efficiency of 2.1 L/100 km (134.5 mpg‑imp; 112.0 mpg‑US) under the NEDC test with carbon emissions of 49 g/km. The EPA rated the i8 combined fuel economy at 76 MPGe (3.1 L gasoline equivalent/100 km; 91 mpg-imp gasoline equivalent) and 29 miles per gallon (6.7L) when running in pure gasoline mode (after the battery is drained empty).The initial turbodiesel concept car was unveiled at the 2009 International Motor Show Germany. The production version of the BMW i8 was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The i8 was released in Germany in June 2014. Deliveries to retail customers in the U.S. began in August 2014. By early November 2016 global sales since mid-2014 totaled more than 10,000 BMW i8s, making the i8 the world's top selling plug-in electrified sports car. The top selling markets are the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany.