Prepare to launch!

Prepare to launch!

Watch the new BMW i8 go from 0-200 km/h (120 mph) in the video above.

The i8 is a plug-in hybrid with an electric motor and a 3-cylinder turbo engine.

Combined, it pumps out 357 horsepower with a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds and has a starting price of $135,700.

We recently caught a glimpse of the i8's window sticker and EPA specs and can say the vehicle is rated for about* 15 miles of electric range, has a 76 MPGE rating and achieves 28 MPGs in "extended driving".

(More specs of the BMW i8 here)

Before the acceleration test, you will see multiple exterior and interior shots of the i8, showing its unique styling throughout.

What do you think of this? Is the uniqueness, speed, and acceleration worth $136,000 to you?

Bonus Video: What does the BMW i8 sound like cruising and accelerating?