Fuel-Efficient High-Performance Cars

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2017 BMW i8
28 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy / 28 mpg combined / 76 mpge
BMW’s high-performance plug-in hybrid sports car, the i8 looks like a futuristic concept car but still delivers the performance to challenge other sports cars. The rear wheels are spun by a 228-horsepower 3-cylinder turbocharged 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. The i8 doesn’t look like anything else on the road with its sleek silhouette, big wheels, narrow grille and crazy aerodynamic angles at the rear. The unique scissor doors lift and pivot upward toward the front, and the doors don’t swing out much farther than standard car doors. On the highway the i8 is rated at 29 mpg, but the city rating is equally impressive at 28 mpg.

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