BMW i8: The future of the performance car?

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EVO Magazine sets out to find out if the new BMW i8 is the future of all performance cars. Henry Catchpole takes a look at the …

EVO Magazine sets out to find out if the new BMW i8 is the future of all performance cars. Henry Catchpole takes a look at the recent history of hybrid and electric cars, and ponders what the future holds for the performance car.

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).

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