It wasn't too long ago when mentioning supercar, hybrid and economy in the same sentence was contradictory. But with the BMW i8, you can satisfy your need for speed while spending far less on fuel than in any other supercar. Further, you can do it in eco-friendly mode. Drive the exotic BMW plug-in hybrid and experience now the future of efficiency. It features a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.
It's a marvel of an engine. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, has a top speed of 155 mph, produces 357 horsepower and achieves about 30 mpg. The BMW i8 can advance 15 miles in all-electric mode and has a range of 330 miles in combined gas-electric hybrid mode. The battery pack only takes 90 minutes to charge!
While the BMW's driving capabilities are impressive, you'll also surely attract plenty of attention via the car's appearance. It's conservatively described as modern and realistically characterized as futuristic. It's a sexy two-door with a sharp-angled design reminiscent of abstract art.
The BMW i8 defines exotic. The body is positioned low and sleek. It's unusually wide, at 6.5 feet, and driving it makes you feel secure; it's like being in a cocoon. Its scissor doors (they lift vertically) make it impossible for you enter and exit the car with any degree of subtlety. The BMW i8's "green-is-good" personality extends to the interior, where recycled materials and naturally treated leather are used.
Whether you're driving on the Las Vegas strip or venturing out into the desert, the BMW i8 is a car that stands out like few others. Describing it as eye-catching is pure understatement.