BMW i8

BMW i8

The hugely popular mainstream automotive website Jalopnik has declared the BMW i8 the best car it's ever tested.

Following an extensive test drive, Jalopnik scored the i8 at 92 points out of 100, making the i8 the highest rated car it's ever tested.

Here's how the scoring breaks down (note - each category can receive a total of 10 points):

  • Exterior: 10
  • Interior: 9
  • Acceleration : 9
  • Braking: 8
  • Ride: 8
  • Handling: 8
  • Gearbox: 9
  • Toys: 10
  • Audio: 9
  • Value: 12
  • Total: 92 out of 100
Why the 12 points for value? As Jalopnik explains:

"The Porsche 918 is a carbon fiber hybrid supercar. The base price of the Porsche 918 is $845,000. Yes, it has a race derived engine and super impressive tech, but the i8 is a carbon fiber hybrid supercar, and it costs $136,000."

"That's a gigantic delta, and one that makes the i8 the deal of the century as far as I'm concerned."

Read the full review on what's now Jalopnik's highest rated car ever here.