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.


When fitted with the Driving Assistant option, 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 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. 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.