BMW is ready to say goodbye to a sports car that may have started an electrified era long before the others. The 2020 BMW i8 will leave the automotive landscape next April, and before its departure, the German brand has prepared a final edition. The automaker said on Sunday that the 2020 BMW i8 Ultimate Sophisto Edition “is the last chapter in the history of a very special car.” A separate announcement for Europe said that “production of the 2020 BMW i8 will end as planned in April 2020”.
Despite the 2020 BMW i8 design approach to practicality, the front seat occupants will not feel tight. The 2020 BMW i8 roadster can only accommodate two passengers, with the folding roof occupying the space occupied by a pair of booster seats in the coupe. Standard interior features include heated power seats and leather accents. Refrigerated seats, power steering wheel and passenger seat lumbar support are not available, even as an option. As expected, the 2020 BMW i8 has an insignificant amount of luggage space and minimal cabin space for the trinkets of modern life. The rear cargo area of the 2020 BMW i8 is long but shallow, unlike some central motorized sports cars, there is no storage in the front trunk, and we managed to place only one handbag inside.
The information and entertainment system of the 2020 BMW i8 will be familiar to less exotic BMW owners. The system is largely intuitive and is displayed on a clear 8.8-inch touch screen at the top of the map. Apple CarPlay’s capacity is standard, but Android Auto is not available on any 2020 BMW i8 model.
The 2020 BMW i8 entered the world in 2014 and served as the hero of the emerging BMW division. Unlike other sports cars, BMW dropped a 3-line turbocharged engine under the hood and married it to an electric motor. The two units of the latest combined models produce 369 horsepower and 420 lb / ft of torque, and all-wheel drive is standard. To help keep the weight down, the sports car has a carbon fiber reinforced plastic passenger cell and an aluminum chassis.
Price of the 2020 BMW i8 and which to buy Coupe: $ 149,000 (east) and Roadster: $ 165,000 (east).