After many years of concepts and teasing, BMW has officially released the final details for its i8 luxury hybrid car. Eager buyers can now account for actual cost, added options costs and special trim packages. All details aside, it will be an exhilarating first for BMW i8 hybrid buyers!
The BMW i8 should perhaps be shown in green? For the money I would personally rather have an Audi R8, but this is great for BMW addicts.
The BMW i8 base model will begin at $135,700 plus that pesky standard $950 destination charge. BMW shared in their blog that the first i8 models to arrive will be the “Pure Impulse World” cars, and that they will cost an extra $10,800. Not to worry, these models feature some extras like BMW i blue seatbelts, leather seating and leather rimmed mats, leather engine cover, special brake calipers with BMW i blue accent, ceramic coating on the gear handle and a special i8 badge on the headrests. They also come with the bragging rights of owning one of the first plug-in BMW cars on the planet…which seems legit.
After the “Pure Impulse World” BMW i8 run will come the “Tera World” package. This one is a $3,000 package with the racy i blue seatbelts, 20-inch alloys and flashy LED lighting. It is unclear which cars will feature the first laser lamps, and we cannot wait to see that!
Following the “Tera World” will come the “Giga World” package. It will be the most modest at $1,800. All BMW i8 packages will feature the best available technologies like Park Distance Control, Climate Control, premium sound systems and the works. No performance changes exist in any package, they all pack the same 1.5-liter turbocharged gas engine with a front-mounted electric motor. Look for these lovelies at a dealer near you, with deliveries starting next month! If any of you should capture a photo of one in the wild, please share with us on our Facebook page!