With the BMW i8, going green doesn’t have to mean you’re going to park a Prius in your driveway. Placing itself at the cusp of renowned exciting battery-assisted models, backed together with a world-renowned manufacturer, the plug-in hybrid car with a luxurious charisma adds an extra layer of intrigue to your character.
Here are the low-downs on why you should get the BMW i8, a car well on its way onto the sports car hall of fame:
Costing eight times less than the Porsche 918 Spyder, it’s surely one way you’re more than convinced of getting this car. With its current price starting at $135, 925, it’s quicker than most vehicles you’ll meet at the highway. But at the same time it’s on the same level of 918, technically and ecologically.
With the BMW i8, you’re looking at 55-75mpg, considering you’ll be making use of its e-propulsion from time to time. But while on the combined cycle, as they theoretically claimed it, it can go up to 134.5mpg.
The 1.5-litre three cylinders create a full-blown lovely engine sound. It’s not a digitized sound, mind you. However, the roar of the engine is then amplified to its speakers, giving it a more dramatic boost.
Regenerates thru Brakes
Another spectacular feature of it is that it can regenerate its e-power via the brakes system. And while you’re not in Sport mode, the brake still feels natural.
With its different modes come in a range of different personalities you can go along with. If you want your vehicle as a sports car with great handling, put it in Sport Mode. Want to glide in the wind and feel calm with the engine silent? Turn it into e-drive. And in between those, there are also Comfort and Eco-Pro modes.
Though it can be seen as a double-edged sword for most sports cars, it’s an ideal feature nonetheless. The seats can accommodate fully-sized human beings, too, without giving the engine a drag.
It’s Executed Brilliantly
It sets the tone of what is more to come in terms of hybrid cars while giving sports cars a bright future up ahead.