BMW i8


1.5L 3-Cylinder Hybrid 7 speed automatic transmission Horsepower: 360hp @ 6500rpm Torque: 280 lb-ft @ 1950-4500rpm

Class 3, Electric
About This Project

Hybrid sports cars are increasingly common thanks to electricity’s performance-enhancing qualities, but the 2020 BMW i8 is more about looking fast than going fast. Still, the BMW provides a show-stopping entrance regardless of whether its dihedral doors open on the hardtop coupe or convertible roadster. While its plug-in powertrain is respectably powerful—and quicker than lesser hybrids—you’re more likely to see one tear around a Whole Foods parking lot than your local racetrack. A user-friendly ride and comfortable front seats make the 2020 i8 usable every day; however, its limited storage space and compromised cabin access might cross it off most people’s list.

EPA-icon  42 mpg/6.5l/100km          vitesseicon 4.1 sec          hp_icon  360hp          topspeed 155 mph/275kph