BMW i8 Rent in Dubai
The BMW i8 Coupe, and first-ever BMW i8 Rent in Dubai roadster, are icons of progress. These innovative plug-in hybrid vehicles represent the future of electric mobility – while capturing the classic emotions of freedom and exhilaration you expect from a BMW. With their precise lines and sweeping silhouettes, scissor doors and streamflow design, long wheelbases and short overhangs, the i8 models appear to be surging forward even when standing still. It’s impossible not to feel their sporty allure – especially with 20” BMW i Jet Black wheels and exclusive E-Copper Metallic exterior finish with Frozen Gray highlights. BMW i8 models draw their revolutionary power from the electric motor under the hood. A TwinPower Turbo gas engine positioned over the rear axle adds additional horsepower while beautifully balancing both Coupe and Roadster with near-perfect 50-50 weight distribution. Aerodynamic excellence is enhanced by lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic construction – a revolutionary and sustainable material that’s just as strong as steel. They don’t just look fast. With the electric motor and combustion engine providing a total output of 369hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, the i8 Coupe and i8 Roadster more than live up to the sporting heritage of BMW – blowing through 0-60mph in as little as 4.2 seconds. An evolving legacy. The first-ever BMW i8 Roadster is the latest – and most advanced – of BMW’s long line of open-top two-seater cruisers. Delivering the performance of a sports car, the efficiency of an electric vehicle, and exclusive new colors and upholstery, the i8 Roadster is a herald of the future.
If you are lucky enough to see a BMW i8 rolling down the street, you’ll immediately take notice. Unfortunately, the i8’s plug-in-hybrid powertrain can’t cash the checks written by its supercar design. With 369 horsepower and an estimated 18 miles of all-electric range, the i8 can’t keep up with either the best sports cars or the best plug-in hybrids on the market. But for drivers who value curb appeal and exclusivity above all else, none of that may matter.
Hybrid sports cars are increasingly common thanks to electricity’s performance-enhancing qualities, but the 2020 BMW i8 Rent in Dubai is more about looking fast than going fast. Still, the BMW provides a show-stopping entrance regardless of whether its dihedral doors open on the hardtop coupe or convertible roadster. While its plug-in powertrain is respectably powerful—and quicker than lesser hybrids—you’re more likely to see one tear around a Whole Foods parking lot than your local racetrack. A user-friendly ride and comfortable front seats make the 2020 i8 usable every day; however, its limited storage space and compromised cabin access might cross it off most people’s list.
After earning a subtle makeover for 2019, which included updated battery technology and the addition of the convertible roadster, the 2020 i8 lineup carries over unchanged.
We’d pony up the extra cash for the open-air driving experience that is only available with the 2020 BMW i8 Rent in Dubai roadster. With standard all-wheel drive and only one powertrain, those decisions are already made for you. Every model has niceties such as leather upholstery, a head-up display, heated front seats, a Harman/Kardon sound system, and Apple CarPlay integration. However, we’d spice things up with the Tera World package that brings ceramic controls, black brake calipers, blue seatbelts, and an exclusive brown interior. Most exterior colors are no-cost options except for the Crystal White paint with blue or grey accents. Those looking to maximize the i8’s wow factor should consider adding the adaptive LED headlights with what BMW calls Laserlight.
BMW i8 Rent in Dubai offers a single powertrain in the i8. It mates a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder gas engine with an 11.6-kWh battery pack and two electric motors. The trio of power sources combines for a total of 369 horsepower, capable of driving all four wheels. However, it’s not the fastest supercar on the block: The 2019 i8 roadster we tested sprinted from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. The i8 suffers from the same light steering that we’ve criticized in many current BMWs. We’d prefer more feedback, especially in a vehicle with sporting intentions. The ride is surprisingly civil and bumps in the road are felt, but never harshly.
The i8’s EPA fuel-economy ratings are unimpressive among hybrids but still better than most sports cars. During our 200-mile highway fuel-economy test, the roadster delivered 35 MPGe and went for 22 miles on electricity alone.
Despite the i8’s focus on design versus practicality, front-seat occupants won’t feel cramped. The BMW i8 Rent in Dubai roadster has seating for only two passengers, with the folding top taking up the space that is occupied by a pair of jump seats in the coupe. Standard interior features include heated power seats and touches of leather. Cooled seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, and passenger-seat lumbar support are not available—even as options. As you might expect, the i8 has a negligible amount of room for luggage and minimal cubby space for the trinkets of modern life. The i8’s rear cargo area is long but shallow—unlike some mid-engined sports cars, there’s no storage in a front trunk—and we managed to fit only a single carry-on suitcase inside.
The i8’s infotainment system will be familiar to owners of less exotic BMWs. The system is largely intuitive and displays on a sharp-looking 8.8-inch touchscreen situated atop the dashboard. Apple CarPlay capability is standard, but Android Auto isn’t offered on any i8 model.
The 2020 i8 hasn’t been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). While it has some standard driver-assistance technology, many common assists such as blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control are absent. Key safety features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking
- Standard forward-collision warning
- Standard front and rear parking sensors