Top Gear Explores The Future By Driving The BMW i8


BMW i8

BMW i8

BMW i8

BMW i8

“So was this re-invention of the car worthwhile?”

Asks Top Gear of the BMW i8.

Most BMW i8 reviews to date have been full of praise. Top Gear’s take is basically the same.

“…was it worth all this BMW brainpower and new tech to make a car slightly less sporty than the Porsche that uses rather less fuel? That’s a very dull question.”

“…the i8 is exploring the future. It bestows lightweight construction, hybrid expertise, and a quick-thinking highly creative engineering mentality onto the whole BMW group.”

“It’s an enormously satisfying thing to drive…”

“And it makes everyone point and smile.”

Top Gear is often unkind to plug-in vehicles, but the BMW i8 is far from the average plug in.  It’s the i8’s combination of thriftiness, innovation and performance that has the automotive world in a frenzy.  Props to BMW for green lighting this plug-in dream machine.

Source: Top Gear

Category: BMW


7 responses to "Top Gear Explores The Future By Driving The BMW i8"
  1. Big Solar says:

    You meant top gear is unkind to plug ins right?

    1. Aaron says:

      Top Gear, the electronic magazine, is happy with decent plug-in vehicles. Top Gear, the entertainment show, goes out of their way to make plug-in vehicles look bad.

      Having two different viewpoints with the same name makes things confusing.

  2. Eric Loveday says:

    Absolutely. Some auto correct action in play I guess. Fixed now.

  3. Jeff D says:

    They seem to be happy with high end PHEVs but not BEVs. They were also very complimentary of the McLaren P1.

  4. Thomas J. Thias says:

    Heh, Although I believe you understand what you think I’m saying, I’m not sure you realise that what I said Is not what I meant.!

    “Things are getting curiouser and curiouser.”

    ‘Top Gear star, James May, Captain Slow Own’s The Future By buying The BMW i3.

    Captain Slow as quoted by Cleantechnicas’
    Christopher says, “”“I sort of want to be part of the ‘experiment’. I don’t know what the answer is — or if a car like the i3 is the long term future of the car,” May said. “It’s not that small. It’s actually quite roomy inside. It’s almost a small people carrier.””

    1) Link Goes To Cleantechnica Story, June


    Thomas J. Thias


  5. kdawg says:

    Getting your car information from Top Gear is like getting your news from Fox.

    It’s just for entertainment folks. Don’t take it literally.

  6. ffbj says:

    Yah, sure you betcha +1.