According to Jalopnik's Damon Lavrinc, the BMW i8 is the "first attempt at defining what the future [of cars] will be, and like all first attempts it's a mix of exciting and the not-yet-well-thought-out." It's also elegant and beautiful and I want one to go across the country.
BMW's i8 is the kind of gorgeous, $140,000 sports car that most of us will never get to own. It's packed with supercar tech like a carbon fiber passenger cell and a turbocharged, hybrid powertrain that kicks out Porsche-beating acceleration and Prius-like fuel economy. But it's not just an engineer's flight of fancy,…
After leaving most car enthusiasts wondering what's next when it introduced the all electric BMW i3, BMW released some details about the upcoming plug-in hybrid i8. At a test track showing off the sports car, BMW revealed that the i8 will be the first car to use Gorilla Glass for its windows.
While 99-percent of the ecologically conscious population could only afford a Chevy Volt, a Nissan Leaf or perhaps a BMW i3 electric car, the one-percent will feel green and speedy inside their new BMW i8, a 95 miles-per-gallon sports beast capable of doing 0-60mph in under 4.5 seconds. Here's a preview.
Sneaky spy shots of BMW's carbon-fiber hybrid car have surfaced from Scandinavia's icy plains, showing a lean profile and superb handling in tough conditions. That'll come in handy for Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible character, who is due to drive it in The Ghost Protocol.