Road & Track Performance Report: BMW i8
Chris Harris has found a new home with the Road & Track crew. He’s no longer with DRIVE, but that’s fine by us as long as he continues to put out some of the most well-written automotive reviews on the planet.
This BMW i8 review by Chris Harris is a perfect example of what he’s capable of. Read the full review here at Road & Track.
Here we’ll focus only on the numbers:
- 0 to 60 MPH in 3.8 seconds
- Quarter mile in 12.3 seconds at 114.4 MPH
- Roadholding of 0.91 g’
- 0 to 30 MPH (a category in which most plug-ins excel) 1.6 seconds
Do read the full review over at Road & Track, it’s definitely worth your time. The review opens with this statement:
“BMW’s i8 is both a car and a preview of the marque’s future. This is fitting, because everyone who sees the i8 assumes it is, in fact, from the future.”
“BMW’s work here isn’t perfect, but if you consider the effort and the technology the i8 embodies, the ideas it forces you to reconsider, and the smile it puts on your face, there’s only one conclusion: This is a remarkable achievement.”
Source: Road & Track