2015 BMW i8

High-end hybrid sports tourer.

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The BMW i8 aims to challenge the notion of what makes a supercar and redefine how people see hybrids in the process.

With a turbocharged 1.5-liter 3 powering the rear wheels and twin electric motors supplying torque to the front wheels for a total of 420 lb/ ft, the i8 hybrid is said to reach 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, while earning up to 95 (!) mpg in the European combined cycle.

Warranty/Service: 4-year, 50,000 mile limited warranty. 3-year, 36,000 mile scheduled maintenance,

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Specs

Base Price: $135,700

  • 4.2 sec
  • 0-60
  • 362 hp
  • Horsepower
  • 155 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 1.5-liter 3 turbo, electric motor hybrid
  • Horsepower: 362 hp
  • Torque: 420
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Curb Weight: 3,285 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 110 in
  • Length: 184.6 in
  • Width: 76.5 in
  • Height: 51 in
  • Brakes: F/R: Vented disc, vented disc, ABS, EBD, Regenerative Braking
  • Suspension: F/R: Ind. Multilink, coil spring, anti-roll bar/ multilink, coil spring, anti-roll bar
  • Traction: torque vectoring electric motors
  • 0-60 mph: 4.2 sec
  • Top Speed: 155 mph
  • Combined MPG: 94 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 4
  • Safety: front airbags, side airbags, front and rear curtain airbags, reinforced passenger cell

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