BMW i subbrand


Safety in the BMW i8.

A safety concept has been developed for the BMW i8 which is perfectly tailored to the vehicle. The high-strength carbon passenger cell not only protects passengers, but also safeguards the high-voltage battery located between the two parts of the Drive module against external influences. Innovative BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Assistance systems help the driver to remain aware of what’s going on around them and to react correctly in any given situation. And if problems arise, a wide range of interconnected services ensure that you remain mobile at all times.[1]


With Driving Assistant fitted as standard, the BMW i8 has a large number of camera-based support systems.

If a person or an obstacle is detected, the city collision warning with braking feature for pedestrians decelerates the vehicle in a speed range of approx. 10 km/h to 60 km/h. The collision warning additionally affords protection against a rear-end collision with the vehicle ahead at higher speeds. If it is no longer possible to avoid an accident, the braking functions help to reduce the impact speed.
The camera systems of Surround View and Side View with object detection offer maximum comfort and facilitate parking. Additional functions such as the High Beam Assistant and Speed Limit Info ensure greater safety and comfort during your journey.


The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display transfers information relevant for driving directly into your field of vision and thus increases concentration at the wheel.

What’s more you can also use it to show infotainment details such as information on radio stations and music tracks as well as telephone directory entries and call lists.
The symbols projected onto the windscreen appear in full colour with brilliant resolution so that traffic symbols are depicted realistically. The displays appear in a position that is especially ergonomically favourable on the windscreen, which you can adapt individually.
Projection intensity adapts automatically to the external lighting conditions; there are also different day and night displays.



The lithium-ion high-voltage battery joins the two sections of the Drive module and is thus ideally protected against outside influences. A specially developed heating and air conditioning system ensures as few temperature fluctuations as possible, which significantly increases the service life of the battery.
The Battery Guard supports you by monitoring the high-voltage battery of the vehicle and notifying you if a deviation from the planned charging procedure occurs or, for example, if the vehicle lights have been left on for too long. This means that an unwanted excessive discharge can be avoided. In the event of an accident, the high-voltage battery is automatically disconnected, thus ensuring no further unwanted energy can flow into the vehicle.
The high-voltage battery of the BMW i8 carries a warranty for a period of 8 years or a distance of 100,000 km, whichever comes sooner.


BMW i Assistance Services provide a wide range of features that have been specifically developed for BMW i and allow you to relax and enjoy each journey in your BMW i8 even before you set off. BMW i ConnectedDrive services not only support you in monitoring the battery charging level and charging processes via your smartphone, but are also used in the BMW i ConnectedDrive services for navigation, when range and external factors, such as traffic jams on the current route, have to be continuously monitored and considered.
Thanks to the comprehensive services in the BMW Teleservices package, you are notified immediately if a service appointment is necessary.

  • Charging assistant

    BMW i ConnectedDrive displays the current battery charge level and the remaining charging time till full charge via the BMW i Remote App and also in the BMW i8 itself. Not only charging times, but also the starting time for the air conditioning can be configured, so that the BMW i8 has an optimum interior temperature before the journey starts. If any problems occur during charging, the driver will automatically receive a message to this effect via the BMW i App, and via SMS or email for a critical battery charge level.

  • BMW TeleServices

    BMW TeleServices is a comprehensive package of customer services with which the BMW i8 is able to communicate with the driver or the BMW i Partner directly, informing them of upcoming maintenance or necessary services and transferring the relevant data directly. The driver is automatically notified when a service appointment is due and is also able to contact the BMW i Partner at any time and manually transfer the vehicle data. This allows any problems that may occur to be solved faster either directly via a phone call or at the premises of the BMW i Partner.


With BMW Service Inclusive, you can enjoy driving pleasure to the full extent. You don't have to waste a moment thinking about the cost of maintenance for your vehicle because BMW Service Inclusive is complimentary with all BMW's sold new in New Zealand, for a period of 3 years. With BMW Service Inclusive, your scheduled servicing costs, general maintenance, and repairs are covered with Genuine BMW Parts included. This not only applies at your preferred BMW Dealership, but at all BMW Dealers in New Zealand.


  • BMW Service Inclusive means that Your New BMW Vehicle purchased from the Authorised BMW Dealer Network will be maintained and serviced by an Authorised BMW Dealer at no charge to you.
  • BMW Service Inclusive is complimentary to the original owner of the vehicle, starts from the date of first registration of the vehicle, and is valid for up to three years regardless of the number of kilometres you travel.
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