If there was something that caught the attention of the world more than a Lamborghini, it is undoubtedly the BMW i8 that accelerates as fast as a Porsche 911 while still managing to be a hybrid that is more eco-friendly and economical than a Prius! The BMW i8 comes with a 1.4L 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine that fundamentally comes from a mini Cooper. However, do not be fooled as it is tuned to put out 230hp and if that was not enough, it is then mated with an electric motor which is on the front as opposed to the petrol that sits at the back, and it drives the front wheels with an additional 130hp making a total 360hp engine.
Despite it putting out 360hp, it averages 135 miles per gallon and that is why it is more economical than a Prius. As you can see, from the word i8, it is a mind-bogglingly capable machine that baffles the senses. The baffling nature also reflects in the way it looks which is light yet rigid while managing to be quirky yet striking. It is highly aerodynamic and the U shaped lights on the rear makes it as futuristic as any car could get.
The quality inside is also impressive with some familiar BMW bits. It has an excellent hybrid system that works to effectively save a lot of fuel and road tax apparently in many places. Put it in sports mode, the carbon fiber, and aluminum body make sense more than the weight it saves, and the gearbox holds gears longer and it will hit 100kmph in just 4.4 seconds which is faster than a Carrera S.
|Engine||I3 1.5L 4WD|
|No. Of Gears||6A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Tire Size||P215 / 45R20,P215 / 45R20|
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