BMW i8 Will BE Priced At Over $125,000 (100,000 Euros)

5 years ago by Inside EVs Staff 4

The BMW i8 Won't Come Cheap, But You Money Will Get You Noticed

Reinforcing earlier estimates, BMW confirmed the pricing on the i8 extended range sports car would indeed be over 100,000 euros or $126,000 US dollars, while unveiling the company’s first “i store“, that will showcase not only the i8, but the i3 as well.

BMW declined to give any further speculation on approximately how far over €100,000 they were talking about, but  €10,000 –  €20,000 (12.5k to 25k US)over 100K seems to be what the smart money is forecasting the MSRP to land.

Ian Roberston, who is head of BMW Global sales said their i-brand cars will be priced,  “very competitively for the substance you get” from new technology.

While BMW is the number one selling luxury car maker in the world, we do see a natural rivalry with Henrik Fisker’s startup, and the Karma.   The i8 can best the Karma in 0-60 timeslips by about a second and a half (6.3 seconds for the Fisker), but the Karma will have almost double the i8’s estimated 20 mile range.  With the bottom line of the Karma at least  €10,000 cheaper that the i3, it may woo buyers away from BMW.

Given there is a very limited client base for this type of pricey, specialized brand of automobile, these two cars may be one car too many for the segment to support.

2014 BMW i8 Interior

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4 responses to "BMW i8 Will BE Priced At Over $125,000 (100,000 Euros)"

  1. Chris says:

    “The i3 can best the Karma in 0-60 timeslips by about a second and a half (6.3 seconds for the Fisker), but the Karma will have almost double the i3′s estimated 20 mile range.”

    I’m not sure where to start with this statement. First, you’ve confused the i8 and i3. Second – a 20 mile range for i3? It’s actually closer to 90. I think you mean the All-Electric-Range of the i8.

    Overall, I’m not sure the Karma is a good comparison to the i8. The i8 is a supercar, the Karma is a luxury sports car.

    1. staff says:

      Indeed, i3 = i8. Fixed. We are accept no responsibility for the mistake. They should have named the cars something easier to differentiate between, like the BMW Commoner and the BMW Royallty.

  2. I think if BMW sells 2,500 to 3,000 of them per year they will be very happy. As noted above the i8 is more of a supercar, then the Fisker which is a sports sedan. Yes, the Karma does have a greater all electric range, but the i8 will have a much better MPGe as it gets much better gas mileage. The Karma’s MPGe is 52 and the i8’s is said to be 78. The Karma is really a terribly inefficient car.

  3. Sam says:

    Great car! I’ll buy one for myself!