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2020 BMW i8 Coupe AWD
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2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The BMW i3 comprises both electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (EV and PHEV) variants. For 2020, it gets a new special edition. Both base and i3s grades return for 2020. Stand...

2020 BMW i8
Coupe AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

First launched in 2014, the BMW i8 is part futuristic hybrid, part exotic supercar, and part luxury grand tourer. From its wing doors to its sculpted tail and laser headlights, the BMW...


2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
2020 BMW i8
Coupe AWD
Powertrain 1-Speed Dual Clutch 6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy, City
124 MPG
68 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
102 MPG
70 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume -- 11.1 gal
Fuel Type
3 cylinders
Compression Ratio
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.72 in
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 40.5 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom 31.9 in 28.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.1 cu ft 4.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload 814 lbs --
Length 158.3 in 184.9 in
Width 80.3 in 87.3 in
Height 62.9 in 50.9 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 110.2 in

Available Options

2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD

Exterior Colors

  • CAPPARIS White W/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent
  • Fluid Black W/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent
  • Imperial Blue Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • JUCARO Beige Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Melbourne Red Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Mineral Gray Metallic W/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent

Option Packages

  • Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System
  • GIGA World
  • Mega World
  • Technology + Driving Assistant Package
  • Tera World
  • Wireless Charging
  • Moonroof
  • Wheels: 20" X 5.0" Front & 20" X 5.5" Rear BMW I
2020 BMW i8
Coupe AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic W/BMW I Frozen Blue
  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • 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

Option Packages

  • Tera World
  • Aerodynamic Kit
  • Icon Adaptive Led Headlights W/LASERLIGHT
  • Tera World Copper

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