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BMW i8 Review: Sexy, Superhuman Hybrid & Porsche 911 Eater

Videos | July 12th, 2014 by 3
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CarThrottle heads to Scotland to drive the BMW i8 hybrid sportscar. The extensive review ends with labeling the BMW i8 as being sexy, superhuman hybrid …

CarThrottle heads to Scotland to drive the BMW i8 hybrid sportscar. The extensive review ends with labeling the BMW i8 as being sexy, superhuman hybrid and a Porsche 911 killer.

BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).

BMW i8 Review: Sexy, Superhuman Hybrid & Porsche 911 Eater

In Germany, the BMW i8 starts at €126,000, while in the UK it will cost £ 99,125. The U.S. market will also get the BMW i8 in 2014 at a base price of $135,700.

  • Jason

    it’s a porsche 911 eater because the back end looks like it swallowed a 911. you’re welcome

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      :) that too

  • CDspeed

    Hybrid sports, and super cars are the next step toward the future, if your not building one you have to catch up. Although if Audi can keep the price of the R8 e-Tron competitive with the i8, the game will change again.

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