Many auto enthusiasts have been waiting for the improvements done to 2024 BMW i8. The current i8 isn’t exactly the hybrid sport ride that most Beemer fans and auto enthusiasts have been expecting for. But it doesn’t stop Beemer from producing more and developing better. The company claims that they are developing the next i8 and significant developments have been made. They are even confident that the new i8 would be more appealing considering that it would come with better styling, better chassis, greater power increase, and also longer (all electric) driving range.
2024 Upcoming Plans
The 2024 BMW i8 has been set as the next gen hybrid sports ride. As it was mentioned before, Beemer has promised a lot of new and interesting things for their 2024 model although they haven’t said anything in details. So just have to put our faith in Beemer so that they can produce a ride that lives up to the company’s promises.
Price and Release Date
Since this i8 has been set as the 2024 model, it should be coming somewhere in 2023. Detailed info about the exact launch date hasn’t been stated, so we just have to wait for it. For the price, the coupe is estimated to sell at around $160,000 while the Roadster is likely set at around $180,000. However, it’s still predictions. After all, it’s unclear whether Beemer would release it as a ragtop roadster or the fixed-roof coupe type. Whether the company decides to keep the current lineup, it hasn’t been decided just yet and we still need to wait for official confirmation.
Powertrain and Performance
The plug-in hybrid system may follow the similar setup as the current i8, meaning that there would be one electric motor that drives the front wheel and also a mid-mounted gas unit as well as an electric motor on the rear wheels. The basic setup would be coming with gas three cylinder turbocharged unit with 1.5 liter capacity, but Beemer also provides a new unit with four cylinder turbocharged unit. With the combined electric and gas power, the output would be around 591 hp. This is far greater than the current i8 output with 369 hp. Considering that this i8 would compete against Polestar 1, Lexus LC500h, and Acura NSX, such an output is definitely crucial.
You have to admit that the current i8’s driving range is far from being satisfying. But Beemer is about to change it although they have been hush-hush about it. The new i8 is said to be able to cover 62 miles, which means that Beemer has found a way to generate more coverage or they may include bigger battery and more space to make it happen.
Again, no further details have been included about the interior cabin of the 2024 i8, but hopefully, the company would have lower side sill and front-hinged door, creating easier access to the cabin. But then again, the company is free to do anything they like, but it would be great if they can combine impressive designs, amazing features, and better materials. Although it’s likely that cargo and storage capacity will still be limited, there would be a front truck that can provide extra space for the luggage.
For passengers, though, the cabin is designed to be quite comfy. Tech features are still a mystery, but if you expect something regular and ‘ordinary’, you won’t find it here. Rumor has it that high tech safety features and advanced features would be jammed into this futuristic ride. Beemer only shows glass screens and Head Up Display (HUD) for their Boost Pod. Hopefully, the new 2024 BMW i8 won’t be disappointing.