• BMW i8

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Key facts

2013 BMW i8 I12 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4689 mm
How heavy?
1490 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1499 cm3
How many cylinders?
3, Straight
How much power?
231 PS / 228 bhp / 170 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
320 Nm / 236 / 32.6 kgm @ 3700 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 4.4 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
What carbon dioxide emissions?
59.0 CO2 g/km


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2013 BMW i8 technical specifications


The BMW i8 is a coupé with 2 doors and a mid mounted powerplant which transmits the power through the rear wheels.
It is part of BMW's I12 model series.
Power is produced by a double overhead camshaft, 1.5 litre turbocharged 3 cylinder powerplant, with 4 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 228 bhp (231 PS/170 kW) at 5800 rpm and 320 N·m (236 lb·ft/32.6 kgm) at 3700 rpm respectively.
This power is delivered to the wheels via a 6 speed automatic gearbox.
Stated kerb weight is 1490 kg.
Its maximum speed stated is 250 km/h or 155 mph, and carbon dioxide emissions are 59.0 g/km.
2013 BMW i8 data
2013 BMW i8 I12 data
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2800 110.2
Track/tread (front) 1644 64.7
Track/tread (rear) 1715 67.5
Length 4689 184.6
Width 1942 76.5
Height 1293 50.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1490 kg 3285 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient 0.26
Frontal area
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code 103
Cylinders Straight 3
Capacity 1.5 litre
1499 cc
(91.475 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 94.6 mm
3.23 × 3.72 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.87
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 231 PS (228 bhp) (170 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output 152.1 bhp/litre
2.49 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 320 Nm (236 ft·lb) (32.6 kgm)
at 3700 rpm
Specific torque 213.48 Nm/litre
2.58 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2682.6 kPa (389.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.67 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor BMW TwinPower Turbo
Catalytic converter Y
Hybrid drivetrain
Secondary motor type BMW eDrive synchronous electric motor
Secondary power 131.0 PS (129 bhp, 96.3 kW)
Secondary torque 250.0 Nm (184 ft·lb, 25 kgm) @ 0 rpm
Maximum system output 362.0 PS
Maximum system torque
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 4.4 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 155.15 PS/g
114.11 kW/g
153.02 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.76 kg/kW
14.64 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions 59.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK) A
CO2 Effizienz (DE) A+
Engine position mid
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7J x 20
Wheel size rear 7½J x 20
Tyres front 195/50 R 20
Tyres rear 215/45 R 20
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 6 speed automatic
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID352253
Production total
Model code
Model family I12
RAC rating 12.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2013 BMW i8 added 2013-08-07.
Last modified 2016-07-01.

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