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

AUG 5 2014 BY STAFF 7

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).

*Editor’s Note: This post appears on BMWBLOG.  Check it out here.

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 Comments on "BMW i8: Sexy, Superhuman, Porsche 911 Killer – Video"

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Gibber

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

Mike

They have driven it.

EvDeath

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

Mikael

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.

EV

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

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

BraveLilToaster

Superhuman…

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.