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BMW i8 information
With its butterfly doors and boldly sculpted bodywork, the BMW i8 is sure to turn heads on the street. However, there’s more to it than flashy looks: the i8 may be the most ambitious car BMW has ever produced.
Although it is in the sports car group, the i8 does things differently from other sports cars by using plug-in hybrid technology. Its three-cylinder petrol engine – related to that used in the Mini – is much smaller than its rivals, but combines with electric power to deliver impressive performance. It’s a car designed to be as exciting to drive as it is environmentally friendly.
You can choose the i8 as a coupe, or as the open-top i8 Roadster. Although both versions share their two-seater, mid-engine layout with the R8, the similarities are few. A large part of the i8 is made from strong and lightweight carbon fiber, a material that is also very stiff, which is good news for both handling and safety in the event of an accident.