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The BMW i8

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Sleek and classy, the BMW i8 brings it all as the second in BMW’s “i” series of alternative-power and electrified vehicles. With the breathtaking appeal of a “what-if” concept car, the BMW i8 stands out with it’s stunning appearance and thrilling acceleration with minimal fuel usage. The i8 is a high-performance machine with better fuel efficiency than a family sedan. At Chapman BMW, the i8 is ready to revolutionize its class with innovative architecture and an efficient design that ceases to disappoint its drivers.

So how does this gorgeous vehicle work? Quite impressive for a sports car, electricity drives the front wheels while gasoline runs the rear wheels. The i8’s premier computer system tells the two when to work together and when to run alone. The result: impressive acceleration with an economy class mpg. With a 1.5 liter three-cylinder based engine, the BMW i8 offers 228 HP with nearly 236 lbs.-ft of torque providing its driver with an exciting driving experience. The only thing slowing this head-turning i8 down will be the many onlookers wanting to get a closer look!

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Prepared to be impressed further? The BMW i8 includes a plug-in aspect that allows you to charge the lithium-ion battery providing it’s driver with an electric-only range of 14 miles. When running in electric-only mode, the i8 has a top speed of 75 mph. It’s full recharge time takes a mere 1.5 hours. The i8’s electric and gas combination offers an astonishing 76 mpg-equivalent in combined city/highway use.

As if the functionality wasn’t impressive enough, the i8’s appearance captures its own share of attention. The hybrid coupe hosts gull-wing doors on a lightweight carbon-fiber body. It’s sleek and attractive style can be upgraded by a collection of cosmetic and trim options, furthering the i8’s capability of perfectly fitting your preferences. The i8 weighs a solid 3,455 lbs and is capable of transporting 620 lbs of people, accessories or cargo. With 4.7 cubic feet of cargo space, the BMW i8 offers logical spacing for a vehicle of this caliber.

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If you are craving sleek gorgeousness with a sensational driving experience, the BMW i8 in Phoenix  is right up your alley. It’s concept car appeal and impressive functionality are the perfect combination for a high-performance vehicle. Want to make your dream car a reality? Ready to turn heads everywhere you go? Contact our team at Chapman BMW to inquire about the new BMW i8 today!