2015 BMW i8 Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience	© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Impressive Performance
It may be a hybrid, but the i8 is no Prius. The rear wheels are powered by a 228-horsepower 3-cylinder turbo engine, while the front wheels get motivation from a 129-horsepower electric motor. Combined output of 357 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque moves the AWD i8 to 60 mph in around 4 seconds — definitely enough power to push you back in your seat. The electric motor provides reasonable acceleration and, if you’re careful with the throttle, highway speeds are possible in electric-only mode. Put your foot down and the gas engine instantly starts with a roar — yes, BMW made the 3-cylinder engine sound fantastic.

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2 thoughts on “2015 BMW i8 Review

  1. I noticed the speedometer has a top end of one sixty, fast enough for me. Guess I’ll do some Googling to find the 0-60 and 1/4 mile stats. Sixty-five mpg combined is a great incentive for you rich people to own one of these cool looking car.

  2. I like that you give both the pro’s and con’s of the cars – that makes for a very interesting article.

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