2020 BMW i8 Model Information in Norwalk, CA

The BMW i8 is more than just a plug-in hybrid sports car. It's a statement. When you pull up in a BMW i8, you're telling the world that you won't settle for mediocrity; that you can have the best of all worlds without having to compromise. From its flawless design to its premium interior to its responsive performance, the i8 is 100% a driver's car. We'll take you through some of the ways it distinguishes itself below, but we recommend seeing it in person to get the full experience.

2020 BMW i8 Inventory in Norwalk, CA
2020 BMW i8
The BMW i8 Roadster includes a power-retractable soft top

2020 BMW i8: Configurations & Exterior Design

It's evident from the moment you first see it that the BMW i8 is like no other plug-in hybrid on the road. The aerodynamic sports car is available either as a Coupe or a Roadster with a power-retractable soft top. Whichever one you choose, you'll be behind the wheel of one of the sleekest and most attractive cars on the road. Its aerodynamic streamflow design features a hood vent, sealed underbody, air curtains, and a sculpted rear with U-shaped BMW i taillights. Dual wind channels give the rear a distinctively sporty look, and the 20-inch wheels feature a radial-spoke design that suggests motion even when you're parked.

In a car as lovingly designed as the BMW i8, even the doors are stunning! To accommodate its wide, low stance, the BMW i8 has scissor doors that lift and turn upward towards the front of the car. They're built from aluminum and carbon fiber to keep the curb weight down.

The interior of the BMW i8 is luxurious and sporty

2020 BMW i8: Interior Design & Comfort

A car like the BMW i8 deserves to be stared at adoringly. You won't get any argument from us on that point. But once you do decide to step inside, you'll find an interior that somehow manages to be just as awe-inspiring as the exterior. The heated front seats are upholstered in either black or ivory white leather that's been treated with special eco-friendly components, and the controls are all laid out ergonomically. You and your passengers will appreciate the two-zone climate control and three-stage heated front seats. What's more, the BMW Ambient Lighting is color-configurable so you can match the interior to your mood.

The BMW i8 features attractive and intuitive technology

2020 BMW i8: Technology

State-of-the-art technology defines the BMW i8. The attractive 8.8-inch touchscreen includes voice control with Natural Language Understanding that makes it easier than ever to control audio functions, climate control, and more. Additionally, the BMW i8 comes with a full-color Head-Up Display inspired by fighter jet technology. This HUD displays important information within your line of site without being obstructive or distracting.

The technology in the BMW i8 also protects you. The Active Driving Assistant combines a number of features, including Frontal Collision Warning. This system alerts you if a collision appears imminent. If you don't respond quickly enough, City Collision Mitigation and Pedestrian Protection can step in and brake for you. The Speed Limit Info system keeps you aware of the current limits, and Surround View enables you to see your entire car from above.

The hybrid drivetrain gives the BMW i8 remarkable power

2020 BMW i8: Drivetrain

Once you get behind the wheel of the BMW i8, you'll understand why it's an Ultimate Driving Machine. The hybrid drivetrain consists of a turbocharged 3-cylinder engine paired with an AC Synchronous Electric Motor. Together, this combination generates 369 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. That's enough to take the new BMW i8 from 0-60 MPH in just 4.2 seconds. Three standard drive modes let you choose between efficiency-focused EcoPro mode, power-focused Sport mode, and Comfort mode, which strikes a balance between the two.

As a plug-in hybrid, the BMW i8 is easy to recharge. 7kW Level 2 charging technology is available at most public recharge stations, and it can also be installed in your home. With Level 2 charging, the BMW i8 can be recharged in about three hours. While you drive, regenerative braking helps recharge the battery, and the 370-mile total range means that you'll be able to make longer trips before you have to refuel or recharge.

The BMW i8 has a low, wide stance for improve handling

2020 BMW i8: Handling

In addition to being powerful, the BMW i8 provides exceptional handling that makes it fun to drive. It comes standard with intelligent all-wheel drive and hybrid-specific Dynamic Stability Control, providing excellent grip around corners. The suspension is both rigid and light with a low center of gravity, wide stance, and near 50/50 weight distribution that allows you to conquer both turns and straightaways. What's more, the Dynamic Damper Control can adjust the suspension so that your drive is always tailored to the conditions.

2020 BMW i8: Conclusion

Only BMW could make a car like the i8. Its sports car power, interior luxury, and hybrid drivetrain practicality make it a perfect complement to daily travel in Southern California. Whether you're cruising down the 1 or headed out for a day on the track to take advantage of the 155-mph top track speed, the BMW i8 is a perfect companion. We invite you to discover this car for yourself at McKenna BMW in Norwalk, California.

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Spec / Feature2020 BMW i8
Starting MSRP*$147,500 
Horsepower369 
Torque420 
0-60 MPH4.2 Seconds (Coupe)
0-100% Charging Time (Level 2)3.1 Hours 
Concierge Services with Critical CallingStandard 
Head-Up DisplayStandard 
Harman Kardon® Premium Sound SystemStandard With 11 Speakers
Speed Limit RecognitionStandard
Intelligent Drive ModesStandard

*Manufacturer's standard retail price for vehicle as built excludes destination & handling fee, tax, title, license, and registration.