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BMW i8 Coupe (2014-2020) practicality & boot space

Due to the i8 Coupe’s interior layout – and its party-piece doors – it’s not the most practical car, but it’s still very usable by sports-car standards

Rating
Practicality & boot space Rating
LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up)
4,689mm1,942mm1,297mm154 litres

The BMW i8’s interior is nicely trimmed and comfortable even for tall drivers, but the heavily raked windscreen does create a bit of a blind spot. The additional two seats in the back are small enough that you should think of them as occasional space that's best saved for children or those in desperate need of a lift back from the pub. They are, however, really useful as a space to throw your bag every day. 

BMW i8 Coupe interior space, storage & comfort

Storage space in the i8 is limited to the centre-console bin and cup-holders, plus a small glovebox. The compact interior means there isn’t really room for much more than a few phones and wallets, although the rear seats are handy for somewhere to throw your bags. Due to the stylish and unusual doors, entry isn’t the easiest; thanks to the relationship between the roof and the height of the seat you have to gently lower yourself in. However, the seats are comfortable once you've clambered into them.

Boot space

There’s just 154 litres of luggage space under the rear cover of the i8, so most owners will use the two small rear seats as extra luggage space. The boot will swallow two squashy weekend bags, but if you’re heading away for a longer period or have bulkier items, you might have to put them behind the front seats.

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