Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June Car Month: BMW i8 Spotted

This car costs over $137,000 and I found it parked on the street today in Calgary. Very neat.

With swan-wing doors, a shark-nose grille, and a supercar stance, the i8 plug-in hybrid is a truly revolutionary vehicle. The interior seats four in trappings worthy of an Ian Schrager hotel. A turbocharged three-cylinder engine teams with two electric motors for a combined 357 hp; the i8 hits 60 mph faster than an M3. Top speed is 155 mph, but fuel economy is less than 30 mpg. Handling is agile and steering sharp; braking is great for any car, let alone a hybrid. Overall, it’s quite an effort.

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