Three pistons combusting internally, a dash of electrons, lots of aluminum, and carbon fiber are the i8s ingredients. This coupes eye-catching style is straight out of a sci-fi flick. Its 369-hp hybrid power train drives all four wheels, and EV range was upped to 18 miles.
There are few cars that make a stronger first impression than the BMW i8. A plug-in hybrid with exterior styling that wouldnt look out of place in a sci-fi movie, the i8 is one of a kind. Its mix of efficient technology, sporting credentials, and astronomical price tag leave it with few natural competitors. The Tesla Model S sedan and the Acura NSX, with their electrified power trains and sky-high base prices, are the closest matches. Statement-making alternatives include the conventionally powered McLaren 570S or top Porsche 911 variants.
Standard Feature Highlights
Heated front seats
8.8-inch LCD infotainment system
Carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell
357-hp (combined) turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder hybrid powertrain Carbon-fiber-and-aluminum structure
Dual-LCD-screen infotainment and driver information system
Leather seats, steering wheel, and shift knob
At a grand total of $147,995 our i8 represents a serious investment, but style is a demanding mistress.