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BMW i8
Starting MSRP: $147,500
EV Range: 18 miles
BMW’s high-performance plug-in hybrid sports car, the i8 looks like a futuristic concept car that delivers high levels of performance and efficiency. The unique drivetrain features a 228-horsepower 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that powers the rear wheels, while the front wheels get motivation from a 129-horsepower electric motor. Combined output of 369 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque moves the AWD i8 from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. The i8 doesn’t look like anything else on the road with its sleek silhouette, big wheels, narrow grille, crazy aerodynamic angles at the rear, as well as unique scissor doors that lift and pivot upward toward the front. Last year BMW added a roadster version to the i8 lineup with a soft-top that opens in less than 16 seconds.

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