2017 BMW i8 SUPERCAR
The BMW i8 is an icon of progress, marking an extraordinary evolution of The Ultimate Driving Machine.® As an innovative plug-in hybrid, it uses eDrive technology to combine the efficiency of an all-electric motor and the power of a TwinPower Turbo engine for an exhilarating driving experience that’s every bit BMW.
When a car looks this fast, it better live up to its appearance. The BMW i8 does exactly this with its innovative electric motor that sits on the front axle and the TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder engine that drives the rear axle. When combined, they deliver a total output of 357 horsepower, 420 lb-ft of torque, and can reach 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.
THE MOST PROGRESSIVE SPORTS CAR EVER
Part of reinventing the sports car is rethinking its entire architecture. For BMW i, this led to the creation of the LifeDrive architecture, a revolutionary construction designed to deliver impeccable performance and superior dynamics, all while offering near-perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Plus, lightweight materials in the construction help make this plug-in hybrid vehicle as aerodynamic and sporty as possible. Its two-part structure uses aluminum and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) for their rigidity and extreme lightness as opposed to steel.
As a plug-in hybrid with eDrive, the BMW i8 gets up to 76 MPGe fuel efficiency, far beyond conventional sports cars with comparable performance. And next to other plug-in hybrids, its dynamic sportiness is truly unmatched.
Location: Eatontown, New Jersey, United States
See listing: 2017 BMW i8 Protonic Black Edition (from February 3, 2018)