The BMW i8.

The BMW i8.

In this video segment, Consumer Reports discusses the BMW i8, but it doesn't stop there. Consumer Reports brings in the Tesla Model S too.

As mentioned in the video, the Model S and the i8 are two completely different cars.

In regards to the BMW i8, Consumer Reports seems blown away by its complexity and states that no other car has drawn as much attention in the past 10 years of testing vehicles at Consumer Reports.

One other aspect that Consumer Reports hits on is that the BMW i8 feels/accelerates more like a conventional car, whereas the Model S, with its instant torque, really wows you.

There's a lot of interesting commentary in the video, including a discussion on PHEV and BEVs in general and even some info on the new Subaru WRX (no plug).

So, check it out and let us know your thoughts in comments below.

Tesla Model S.

Tesla Model S.