Many believe that the BMW i8 not only the best hybrid on the market right now, but also one of the coolest cars to own. Priced just right – you can purchase a BMW i8 at MSRP $140,700 – the sleek-looking hybrid clearly fits well into the premium sportscar segment. With the plug-in hybrid BMW i8, owners have a chance to experience the power of a TwinPower Turbo engine and the efficiency of an all-electric motor in one package, delivering an exhilarating driving experience that’s every bit BMW – with great fuel economy, that is.
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The i8 is powered by a combination of a 1.5 liter three-cylinder petrol engine and electric motors, powering all four wheels.
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).
This particular BMW i8 comes courtesy of Wheels Boutique. The Florida-based tuning company have installed a set of HRE Performance wheels on this i8, giving it a much improved outer appeal. Often custom wheels are the only thing missing from a great car and in this case, the blacked out spokes are perfectly matching the exterior of the car. The i8 now has that dark look that we’ve come to love in many photoshoots before.