The BMW i8 Coupe is a sight to behold! Combining a stylish sporty look with something that could easily have been pulled from the middle of an action scene in a sci-fi movie, it delivers fantastic hybrid performance in a way only a BMW can. Created using materials that are both light and strong, this is an all-wheel drive that wows on every level.
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The BMW i8 Coupe looks like no ordinary electric/hybrid car and it’s this special appearance combined with a performance to match that gives it a truly wide appeal. Eco-friendly, fuel efficient, powerful, handsome and cool all at the same time. It’s a manufacturer and buyers dream!
A look under its futuristic shell reveals a 228bhp, 2.5 litre (3 cylinder) petrol engine. There’s another 129bhp to be found in the electric motor section and when working in tandem, an impressive 0-62mph is certainly achievable. Depending on how you drive the car will determine the results but 130mpg is possible on paper.
To achieve those high numbers, you will need to make full use of the BMW i8’s plug-in feature to ensure that the battery is always fully topped up before you set off. The more the electric drive system is in action, the more likely it is to return good numbers and driving around town, with its stop/start nature plays perfectly into the i8’s strengths. If you want to go all “sporty” then please be aware that the figures will be much lower – but it’s great to have the option.
The chances are, you will love how it all feels once sat behind the wheel. You can certainly feel its sporty nature as you accelerate away but that’s not the end of the fun as this is a pleasure to drive throughout the experience. The 4-wheel drive system is interesting and impressive. The petrol engine controls the rear wheels, delivering excellent control into corners, while the electric motors take care of the front wheels.
The balance of the vehicle is also perfectly, well…balanced, with the various components (batteries and motors) distributed in an even manner, as you would expect. It’s not unreasonable to say that BMW has really delivered something pretty special with the i8 Coupe.
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