BMW i8 At The Tokyo Auto Show In 2013

BMW i8 At The Tokyo Auto Show In 2013

Out of its 30 top picks for 2014, only one plug-in vehicle made the list.

i8

i8

Top Gear selected the BMW i8 as one of its 30 most-anticipated vehicles of 2014.

Design wise, the i8 is already a hit with most of the motoring press.  We suspect that once initial test drives of the production version are conducted, the i8 will wow there too.

Here's what Top Gear says of the i8's 2014 launch:

"Should I be interested? Emphatically, yes. The i8 looks fantastic, drives brilliantly (we've driven a prototype) and, despite those rapid performance figures, has a range of 310 miles with 113mpg economy and 59g/km of CO2. Which kind of changes the face of what we expect from a sports car and stuffs up any arguments about irresponsible fast cars - it's more efficient than the Prius. The best bit is that the i8 is a complete package: this is all the good stuff - new tech, interesting ‘layered' exterior and interior design and a decent driving experience."

BMW i8 (photo via Julian Schroeder)

BMW i8 (photo via Julian Schroeder)

The only problem we see with the i8 is its starting price tag of $135,925 in the US.

Source: Top Gear