BMW’s i8 is one of the most famous cars in the world right now. With bedroom wall poster looks, a brilliant hybrid powertrain and fantastic performance, the BMW i8 is one of the coolest and most loved cars one the road. The only real downside to the i8 is its price. With a starting price of $140,700, the BMW i8 is incredibly expensive. However, with all of its technology and stunning good looks, it’s worth the price. Doug Demuro explains why in his latest video.
Demuro points out its gorgeous design first, of course. It’s a beautiful car and one that looks like nothing else on the road. It also features aerodynamics that not only look great but actually give the car a fantastic coefficient of drag. If you’re going to buy a mid-engine supercar, it needs to look great. The BMW i8 looks like a proper supercar from the future.
On the inside, once you manage to actually get in, the technology is immediately impressive. With a fully digital gauge cluster that changes with the driving mode and BMW’s brilliant iDrive, the i8 looks and feels like something from the Jetsons on the inside. Though, it’s back seats are pretty much useless for adults.
Then there’s the performance. Despite all of its hybrid technology and electric capabilities, the BMW i8 handles and drives like a supercar should. It’s fast, doing 0-60 mph in about 4 seconds (some have done it in under 4) and handles very well. Steering is sharp and body control is superb. It’s very fun to drive and much faster than you’d expect a 1.5 liter turbocharged three-cylinder hybrid to be. It also sounds really good, even though most of the noise is fake.
Overall, Demuro seems to really like the i8, even its fake engine noise. So while the BMW i8 isn’t cheap and it’s very difficult to find due to its rarity, Demuro claims that it’s worth the money. It looks like nothing else, drives like nothing else and is even good on gas. It’s the total package and that’s hard to beat at any price.