2015 BMW i8 Test Drive – Predicting Traffic Lights



The 2015 BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid featuring a turbo 3-cylinder engine producing 228 HP and 238 lb-ft of torque sending power to the rear wheels. At the front of the car, an electric motor supplies 129 HP and 184 lb-ft giving the vehicle AWD control. There’s a two-speed automatic transmission up front for the motor, and a 6-speed automatic transmission in the rear for the ICE. Total system output is 357 HP and 420 lb-ft. There’s a 7.1 kW lithium ion battery onboard for pure EV driving.

Built into all new BMWs is the Enlighten App which provides a countdown of traffic lights for when they will turn red/green. An incredible feature that allows for better timing of lights, saves you fuel though improved driving, and gives you peace of mind knowing when the light will change.

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Options Included:
Pure Impluse World Interior
– Black brake calipers
– 20″ light alloy wheels
– Alarm system
– Leather engine cover
– Storage package
– Heated front seats
– Headliner in anthracite
– Park distance control
– Ambient lighting
– LED headlamps with cornering
– Active drive assistant
– Head-up display
– Harman/Kardon premium sound
– Enhanced Bluetooth with Smartphone in

MSRP As Tested: $150,095

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44 thoughts on “2015 BMW i8 Test Drive – Predicting Traffic Lights

  1. Cool

  2. A Toolbag says:

    But does it have a dipstick?

  3. I don't typically like BMW, but this is an awesome car. Does this have an autopilot feature? I'd be interested in seeing that technology in action. Actually really appreciate the design and the way this one looks.

  4. ZenGamer97 says:

    Stiil rather get an F80 M3

  5. Enginnering Explained,i have a question and plzz answer me,which cars are heavier coupe or sedan?i look for about bmws but cant find a true answer,i though coupe is lighter because of 2 doors but some ppl told me that 4 door are lighter,for exam bmws m3,can u please explain that? thank you

  6. westcoast37 says:

    Does anyone know info on the 2016 i8, I've heard about a faster "S" model so I've been holding back on getting one vs. getting the Tesla P90D!?!

  7. zak4life says:

    Interesting, is the stop light has antenna's for that goal? To give data to the car ? what if hackers could hack into the system of the traffic light and change it the way he wants that's kinda crazy it might happen or not but overall nice video about this new technology

  8. tam nguyen says:

    it would be better if they fitted a 6 cylinders instead

  9. Belo carro. Parabéns pelo vídeo!

  10. so 100k + for a 350 hp BMW that's total a deal

  11. Violetta says:

    I hate how modern sports cars are projecting a fake exhaust note into the cabin through the speakers. That's just gay, and a lie.

  12. This car is pretty fun to drive

  13. Koji Takata says:

    Yeah sounds great the speakers always doing the job.

  14. Try implementing this in India.

  15. Jerry Woods says:

    The interior design looks bit disproportionate but still better than the bland interior design of a Tesla.

  16. Green screen.
    Motor sound effects.
    Shitty overpriced car that looks fancy
    150 000 sounds illegal.

  17. 7150285 says:

    I love the Lambo style door!

  18. It's a great shame that all the car industry does is invent stuff that keeps the people who don't pay attention to driving from crashing and taking all self-responsibility away. I don't want to live in a world where everything is suited and designed for the biggest fools.
    20 years ago at least they expected some rudimentary form of intelligent behavior from their customers, today they expect that their customers are all complete idiots who aren't able to hold a spoon without getting hurt.
    I don't want or need any of the modern electronic devices that beep all the time and reduce the efficency of my car because of adding weight. I have something that makes all those devices useless: working eyes, a working brain and common sense, thank you very much.

  19. Alex Banning says:

    " '-Is there a cop?'
    '-Yeah right there.' " Guns it down narrow roadway

  20. woow hahaha what a car

  21. Merto6 says:

    This car could be so much better without all the electric crap.

  22. Benson Lam says:

    We made the light we didn't speed. Wow

  23. CJ 4 life says:

    Make a video on headlights, that would be cool.

  24. DirtyLion says:

    Anyone else notice the dick at 4:48?

  25. mrzoperxplex says:

    Now you have totally sold out.

  26. Grant Sarver says:

    Hey man. I'd just like to say thanks for all your videos and help on understanding cars. Keep doing what you're doing. Thumbs up!

  27. jrod898 says:

    do you have any videos on 4 gas analyzers or 5 gas analyzer?

  28. Vinh Tran says:

    more videos please!!! love your vids.

  29. Cool feature, but takes too much space in my opinion. Any way to make it smaller?

  30. for 150k you get a whole 350 hp……. for that money you can get a 911 Carrera S, F-Type, C7 Vette wich are all sexier and faster….

  31. Steve Cjr says:

    you mean it actually comes with blinkers?

  32. DimensiiioN says:

    Shitty fake sound.

  33. g4rr377 says:

    so there's yet another driver aid that reduces the need for outer cabin awareness and takes away some responsibilities. all they need now is a screenwash bottle that's filled up with rainwater automatically and a mode where you park outside the shops and then the car goes park for you, gives a fun game of going to find the car after yay

  34. TAIPIZZALORD says:

    No one buys hybrids- too expensive £100,000 plus if i had that cash id buy a Maserati or somthing

  35. TAIPIZZALORD says:

    Is it purely electric or a hybrid?

  36. Hahaha i thought i was the only one who checks the other stop lights to try and predict when mine will turn green!

  37. Would be interesting to see a short personal reflection on a car after each test drive, just throwing it out there

  38. F!@#Guilt says:

    Is that portland you were driving through? beautiful city. you should do more reviews driving through the city.

  39. sam712 says:

    Does the city provide traffic light data?

  40. emark24 says:

    Kudos for driving a beemer and using your turn signals

  41. kkthxk says:

    I saw one of these driving in a parking lot today. Looks pretty sharp, i was really surprised at how low to the ground it was. I was like is this thing supposed to be a sports car??

    They really need to put a little more thought into those driving events. City centers are awful, there are cars and lights everywhere!

  42. ahastar1141 says:

    I feel like the light prediction system would be most effective in a car with a manual transmission and would aide in getting a jump in the light

  43. At one point I thought they were gonna put some Mariah Carey, hold hands and drive to the sunset.

  44. if you gonna dish out 150K go with the tesla P90D The tesla will eat this car in every aspect except the blue seatbelts

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