Given that the 2015 BMW i8 is capable of sports car performance, miserly fuel economy and quick charge times, prepare to rethink your idea of what a hybrid can be. Able to sprint to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 155 mph, this exotic, environmentally conscious sports machine also boasts a 76 MPGe EPA fuel economy rating.
If driving this car is going green, then consider us card-carrying members of the tree-hugger’s club. This BMW magic happens by way of a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. Working together, this dynamic duo makes 357 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and channels it to all four wheels. Running on electric power alone, the i8 can travel up to 15 miles and reach a top speed of 75 mph. When the gas engine kicks on, the i8 has anything but a supercar’s appetite for gas as it earns a combined fuel economy rating of 28 mpg and extends the i8’s total estimated driving to a generous 330 miles. Recharging the car’s battery pack can take as little as 1.5 hours.
Also contributing to the 2015 BMW i8’s high performance and fuel-saving capabilities is the car’s lightweight construction. Aluminum, carbon fiber and thinner, chemically hardened glass are all employed in its manufacture. Indeed, despite all the hybrid hardware packed into the i8, it is pretty much the same weight and length as a 3 Series sedan. A 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution and low, centrally mounted battery pack promote finely balanced, agile handling to go along with the straight-line thrills.
With its low, sleek body styling and unique scissor-lift-style doors, the 2015 BMW i8 pretty much guarantees that you’ll make a grand entrance (and exit).
This particular 2015 BMW i8 is still under factory warranty. With an MSRP of $150k and only 6,000 miles, not only do you save a ton but you can still walk away with that new car smell.
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