BMW has announced plans to introduce an updated i8 at the Geneva Motor Show.

BMW has announced plans to introduce an updated i8 at the Geneva Motor Show.

Starting with the interior, the model will now come standard with the "Pure Impulse Experience program" which comprises "exclusive lifestyle options in the areas of culture, design, travel and gastronomy in keeping with the progressive and sustainable 'next premium' approach of the BMW i brand."

The model will also be offered with several new options including a Carpo Carum Grey interior which has perforated Carum Grey leather seats, Amido metallic trim and BMW i Blue seatbelts as well as contrast stitching. Customers can also order high-gloss black brake calipers and a leather engine cover.

As a refresher, the BMW i8 has a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. This enables the car to have a combined maximum output of 362 PS (266 kW) which allows it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). More importantly, the i8 averages 2.1 L/100 km (134.5 mpg UK / 112 mpg US) and can travel up to 37 km (23 miles) on electricity alone.

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BMW i8 gains several new options including a leather engine cover