BMW i8 plug-in hybrid review by Chris Harris [video]

Chris Harris is one of the first journalists to drive the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid and here is the full 10+ minute video review from Los Angeles.

The i8 is powered by a 213bhp 1.5 litre three-cylinder turbo petrol with 320Nm of torque, working together with a hybrid synchronous electric motor producing another 131bhp and 250Nm of torque.

Combined power output is 357bhp, taking it from 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. On purely electric mode it has a range up to 23 miles. Average fuel economy is an impressive 134.5mpg with CO2 emissions of just 49 g/km.

It is the second ‘i’ model, after the i3 and surely one of the most interesting cars from BMW in recent years.

Chris Harris says that the i8 sounds like a 911, though he does point out the sound is digitally enhanced to give it that sporty and aggressive feel.


RELATED POSTS

New SEAT Leon Cupra and Cupra 280 revealed, priced from £25,690
Spy Shots: Is this the Ferrari LMP1 race car?
Audi S3 Cabriolet revealed with 296bhp
Production version of the Volkswagen Golf R 400 could produce more than 395bhp
1600 horsepower highly modified Jeep/Buggy drives 305metres on water - new world record
One-off Cayenne S E-Hybrid in Meteor Grey by Porsche Exclusive is electrifying
A dealer’s guide to the best family cars for 2015
Peak time city centre lorry ban
Updated 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL revealed
McLaren 570GT by MSO concept revealed ahead of Pebble Beach debut
Global debut for Infiniti VC-Turbo engine technology
Skoda Karoq - new compact SUV is here
Tags: , , ,
linode.com