BMW i8

BMW i8 Car Insurance

The i8, electric car in BMW’s electric supercar, is not a pure electric vehicle in that it is powered by a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine combined with a 129bhp electric motor linked to lithium-ion batteries.

This hybrid powertrain produces 357bhp and 570Nm of torque and is able to go from 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 155mph. Despite these high performance figures, BMW claims the i8 returns 134.5mpg and CO2 emissions of just 49g/km. The BMW i8’s 32-litre fuel tank allows it to cover just over 300 miles on a full charge and with a full tank. A domestic power socket affords an 80 percent charge in around three hours, reduced to two hours with a BMW home charging station, while BMW’s £315 15-amp I Wallbox reduces the charge time to two hours.

BMW i8 Car Insurance

The BMW i8 boasts a high specification with scissor doors, narrow LED headlights (optionally available with laser technology), sat-nav, a DAB radio, Bluetooth and heated leather-finished seats. Although being a 2+2, reviews have indicated there is little room in the rear of the car.

An added extra for BMW i8 owners is the option, provided by BMW, of borrowing a traditional BMW for longer journeys or family holidays.

We're pleased to say that insurance for your BMW i8 is available through pluginsure's exclusive electric car insurance offer, underwritten by the UK's third largest insurer (Ageas), so get an instant online quotation for your BMW i8 insurance today. If you’d prefer to speak to an experienced electric car insurance consultant about insuring your BMW i8 you can call us on 0330 043 1962.

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