2014 BMW i8

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$73,021–$98,965 Inventory Prices
(4.0) 2 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2014 BMW i8 base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Supercar looks
  • Performance potential
  • Efficiency
  • Interior quality

The Bad

  • Difficult entry/exit
  • Tiny backseat
2014 BMW i8 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2014 BMW i8

  • New for 2014
  • Plug-in hybrid sports car with 22 miles of all-electric range
  • Carbon fiber reinforced plastic body, aluminum chassis
  • All-wheel drive
  • electric motor drives front wheels, gas engine drives rear wheels
  • Swing-wing doors
  • Recharges in 1.5 hours on Level 2 service

2014 BMW i8 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The all-new BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid sports car that's designed for both performance and efficiency. It features an electric drivetrain that provides up to 22 miles of all-electric range as well as a turbocharged three-cylinder gas engine that works with the electric motor to accelerate the i8 from zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds, according to BMW. All-wheel drive is standard and total system output is 362 horsepower and 420 pounds-feet of torque.

Like the new BMW i3 city car, the i8 features a carbon fiber reinforced plastic body atop an aluminum chassis for the drivetrain. The car's 2+2 arrangement provides seating for four but the rear seats are very small.

The i8 is scheduled to hit dealerships in spring 2014 with a starting price of $135,700 plus destination charge.

Exterior Highlights

  • Futuristic styling
  • Swing-wing doors
  • LED headlights
  • 20-inch light-alloy wheels
  • 0.26 drag coefficient

Interior Highlights

  • Leather sport seats
  • Digital instrument panel
  • iDrive control system
  • Navigation system
  • Available head-up display

Under the Hood

  • Electric motor makes 131 hp and 184 pounds-feet of torque
  • Electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and drives the front wheels
  • 231-hp, turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder gas engine makes 236 pounds-feet of torque
  • Rear-mounted gas engine drives the rear wheels using a six-speed automatic transmission
  • Double-wishbone front suspension and five-link rear suspension
  • Adaptive suspension system

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2014 i8 Video

The 2014 BMW i8 is "a head-turner of epic proportions," says Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder. "It is sporty, it is quick, especially if you consider that it is a plug-in gasoline electric hybrid." Watch the video for more.

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews


Fun & sporty

by BMW fan on November 29, 2017

Not the right car for me but it was a fun drive, although it is somewhat cramped inside. Not a practical car for family Read full review


BMW i8, the future...now.

by kingjeffishere from Upper Marlboro, MD on June 25, 2017

After owning for a year, the fascination continues to grow! The superior technology, the futuristic design, and the unchained speed still continues to make this car the only car on the road worth ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2014 BMW i8 currently has 1 recall

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