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BMW i8 Coupe
2020 BMW i8 Coupe
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$147,500
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8.6
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Polestar 1
2021 Polestar 1
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$155,000
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Overview

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Plug-in Hybrid
Engine
2.0-liter Twincharged Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Other
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
5.4 ft³
Trunk Volume
4.3 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Plug-in Hybrid
2.0-liter Twincharged Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Horsepower
369 hp @ 5800 rpm
619 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
420 lb-ft
738 lb-ft
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Other

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
40.4 ft
37.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
20" x 7.5"
21" x 9.5"
Rear Wheel Size
20" x 8.5"
21" x 10.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P215/45YR20
P275/30WR21
Rear Tire
P245/40YR20
P295/30WR21

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
26 MPG

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
11.1 gallons
15.9 gallons

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
184.9 in
182 in
Height
50.8 in
53.2 in
Max Width
76.5 in
77.1 in
Front Width
64.7 in
64.8 in
Rear Width
67.8 in
65.2 in
Wheelbase
110.2 in
108 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43.1 in
42 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
38 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.7 in
N/A
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
56.3 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
28.2 in
20.9 in
Rear Seat Headroom
32.4 in
33.3 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
49.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
49.7 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,501 lbs
5,165 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
5.4 ft³
4.3 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • E-Copper Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent
  • Sophisto Gray Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
  • Sophisto Gray Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Special Order Color
  • Magnesium Metallic
  • Midnight Metallic
  • Osmium Metallic
  • Snow Metallic
  • Space Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue
  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Magnesium Matte
  • Midnight Matte
  • Osmium Matte
  • Snow Matte
  • Space Matte

Standard Interior Materials

  • E-Copper Exclusive, Natural Leather/Cloth Upholstery
  • Giga Amido, Full Perforated Leather Upholstery
  • Giga Ivory White, Full Perforated Leather Upholstery
  • Tera Dalbergia Brown, Natural Leather/Cloth Upholstery
  • Charcoal w/Zinc, Nappa Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Charcoal, Nappa Leather Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Standard
Standard
Navigation System
Standard
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles