The company calls the most successful i8 sports hybrid in the world. In January–June 2019 in the United States purchased 673 instance, in Europe — 669. We have over the same period the hosts found five “ay-eighth” (one coupe and Roadster four).
BMW has announced the release of a limited series Edition RoadStyle BMW i3s and BMW i8 Sophisto Ultimate Editions, a global circulation of 900 and 200 copies, respectively (“ay-eighth” will be released in coupe and Roadster 200 — their sum). For the i8, this publication will mark the end of the serial production models, said BMW. Against i3 such indication, no. However, according to preliminary data, the compact electric car will not be the next generation. It turns out that RoadStyle — if not the last, one of his latest versions.
Technically, the machine of the special series do not differ from the source. The i3s hatchback is equipped with a motor with the recoil 184 HP and 270 N/m, which allows you to gain first hundred for 6,9 S. the Battery capacity of 42.2 kW/h provides a range of 270-285 km In the model i8 running turbotron 1.5, supplemented with electric motor and starter-generator. The combined performance is equal to 374 HP and 570 N/m, acceleration to one hundred requires a 4,4–4,6 from (depending on trim), and traction battery capacity of 11.6 kWh allows i8 to pass 53-55 km without running the engine. Average fuel consumption is 1.8 l/100 km.
Edition versions Edition RoadStyle and Ultimate Sophisto will begin in late 2019 (prices will be announced closer to start of sales). The Germans did not call the timing of removal from the conveyor i3 and i8 models, but according to insiders, the i3 and i8 will not be a direct replacement, i.e. the second generation. But around 2022 will be the other BMW models aimed at the same niche. To replace the i3 there are already two candidates: i2 and iX1. Last tipped as one modification of the hybrid and two electric (with different batteries). In place of the i8 coupe should come i12, created on motives of concept Vision M Next. It will at least charge from the network the hybrid, but not eliminated, and all-electric variation.