BMW i8: Sexy, Superhuman, Porsche 911 Killer – Video


CarThrottle heads to Scotland to drive the BMW i8 hybrid sportscar.

The extensive review ends with labeling the BMW i8 as being a sexy, superhuman hybrid and a Porsche 911 killer.

BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. 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).

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In Germany, the BMW i8 starts at €126,000, while in the UK it will cost £ 99,125. The U.S. market will get the BMW i8 in 2014 at a base price of $135,700.

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7 responses to "BMW i8: Sexy, Superhuman, Porsche 911 Killer – Video"
  1. Gibber says:

    Sexy…hell yea. Superhuman..whaa? 911 killer..are they high?

    1. Mike says:

      They have driven it.

  2. EvDeath says:

    After the batteries are (rather quickly) depleted it’s a bit of a lamb. 911 killer? Not in this universe.

  3. Mikael says:

    When are they going to tell him that the i8 has artificial engine sound coming from speakers inside the car and on the outside to make that sound? 😛

    I hope people find a quick and easy way to disable it, one of the benefits of electric drive is the lesser noise.

    1. EV says:

      Always laugh at the dumb M5 fanboys that say they love engine sound.

      B*tch you got bose speakers amplifying the sound of that quiet ass engine LOL

  4. “Once you’ve seen that, it cannot be unseen” too funny

  5. BraveLilToaster says:


    Well, yeah. Any engine capable of producing more than about 1 HP is superhuman. So you could easily say the same thing about a rusted-out, stock 1981 Toyota Tercel with a dead cylinder and a missing 3rd gear.