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The BMW i8, available from 2014 to 2017, is a groundbreaking plug-in hybrid sports car that combines futuristic design with cutting-edge technology. Its striking appearance features a low-slung, aerodynamic body with dramatic scissor doors, giving it an unmistakable presence on the road. The i8’s construction incorporates lightweight materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminum, contributing to its agility and efficiency. Underneath its exotic exterior, the i8 utilizes a plug-in hybrid powertrain that pairs an electric motor with a turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine. This setup provides impressive acceleration and the option for emissions-free electric driving. The i8 features BMW’s eDrive technology, which allows it to operate in various driving modes, including all-electric, hybrid, and sport, optimizing performance and efficiency based on the driver’s preferences. Inside, the cabin showcases a driver-focused design with a digital instrument cluster and a user-friendly infotainment system.

BMW I8 specifications, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.


  • Type:
    • I12
    • I15

Engine 1.5L 3-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 0W-30
  • Oil certification: API
  • Oil capacity: 6.9 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 1.5L 3-Cylinder: 0.032”


  • Capacity: 1.9 gal (7.0L)


  • Type: G11

Fuel Consumption

bmw i8 series fuel consumption

Front Lights

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb: LED
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: LED
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb: LED
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: LED
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb: LED
  • Stepwell Light Bulb: LED

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: LED
  • Brake Light Bulb: LED
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED
  • License Plate Light Bulb: LED
  • Parking Light Bulb: LED
  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: LED
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: LED
  • Tail Light Bulb: LED

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: LED
  • Instrument Panel Light Bulb: LED
  • Interior Door Light Bulb: LED
  • Map Light Bulb: LED
  • Trunk Light Bulb: LED