BMW i8 wins fourth annual Engine of the Year award

The plug-in-hybrid engine system of the BMW i8 is the fourth in its category in the world's leading "Engine Of The Year" contest.



The motor technology of the BMW i8, presented on the 14th, has been at its peak every year since 2014 in this important and prestigious competition. The first year BMW i8 was introduced to the market, it won the best new engine and general classification awards. The latest success in the award of the plug-in-hybrid engine system shows once again how far beyond the general standards of BMW i8's motor technology. Your future sports car BMW i8 has been the world's best-selling PHEV sports car since the introduction of the fleet. The BMW i3 and BMW i8 stand at two different points in the BMW Group model range as a good expression of what can be achieved today. Now, the technological sub-structures of these models have begun to be used in the basic models of BMW.

The BMW i8, which has been updated recently, offers sports car performance to drivers while at the same time having fuel consumption values ​​expected from smaller models. The three-cylinder internal combustion engine in the BMW i8 produces 231 hp of power and drives the rear wheels. The electric motor, which is upgraded to 143 HP, takes its energy from the lithium ion battery (which can be charged from a conventional household electrical outlet) and transfers the power generated by it to the front axles. This model-specific plug-in-hybrid engine system, developed and produced by the BMW Group, offers approximately 55 kilometers of electric driving range, according to the EU test cycle.

The combination of the electric motor on the front axle and the rear-end internal combustion engine creates a four-wheel drive that bonds the car to the road. The advantage of this combination of motors can be seen especially at high speeds and bends that are turned by dynamic driving.

The two motors, the more powerful one, provide power to the rear wheels and combine BMW's famous driving pleasure and efficiency with the electric power of the hybrid system. The BMW i8 reaches 0 to 100 km in just 4.4 seconds. Nevertheless, according to the EU test cycle for plug-in-hybrid cars, the average fuel consumption of the BMW i8 Roadster is 2.0 liters per 100 kilometers and the electricity consumption is 14.5 kWh. CO2 emissions are 46 grams per kilometer. The average fuel consumption of the BMW i8 Coupé is 1.8 liters per 100 kilometers and the electricity consumption is 14.0 kWh. This means a CO2 emission of 42 grams per kilometer.



Engine Of The Year is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. During this time, the engines developed for the BMW Group won a total of 69 championships and a championship title. An independent jury consisting of experts has selected the best engines in various categories, this year, 70 automotive journalists from 31 countries took part in the jury. The winners' awards were presented at the Engine Expo fair in Stuttgart on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

BMW i8 Roadster: Average fuel consumption 2.0 l / 100 km, average power consumption 14.5 kWh / 100 km, average CO2 emissions 46 gr / km

BMW i8 Coupe: Average fuel consumption 1.8 l / 100 km, average power consumption 14.0 kWh / 100 km, average CO2 emission 42 gr / km)

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