The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid sports car with a futuristic look. The design is inspired by the Homage Concept Car, which in turn was inspired by the M1. The electrical support is equipped with a 7.1 kWh battery that is designed "purely electrically" for 24 kilometers. There are two options: Comfort mode with a range of 500 km and Eco Pro mode with a range of 600 km according to NEDC. Charging is possible via a charging station with a suitable BMW i8 charging cable or at home via the socket. Order a suitable cable directly from the Cable Soolutions web shop.
Technical data of the BMW i8
This sports car can accelerate from 0 to 100 in 4.4 seconds, the plug-in hybrid drive delivers 374 hp and 570 nM. The battery is a 7.1 kW model with a net power of 5.2 kWh, which increases the operating range to a maximum of 37 kilometers and 24 kilometers according to EPA tests. Since the engine always uses a minimum amount of petrol, the EPA has not classified this car as fully electric.
Charging cable for the BMW i8
A type 2 charging cable is required to charge the BMW i8, which is also referred to as a "Mennekes" connector. The charging process is always single-phase, even if a two- or three-phase cable is used. The recommended type 2 charging cable is 16A with 1 phase. The maximum charging power is 3.7 kW, which corresponds to a charging time of 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Charging stations for the BMW i8
There are two ways to charge the BMW i8. The socket or a suitable charging station can be used. Charging via a domestic power connection takes 2 hours and 45 minutes at a power of 2.3 kW and the charging time at a charging station is reduced to 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Order charging cables directly from the Cable Soolutions Shop
In the Cable Soolutions Shop you will find the right BMW i8 charging cable from brands such as DUOSHIDA and Ratio. Contact our team for more information. We're here to help.
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