The BMW i8 is perhaps the marque’s most striking model to date. The car is designed to deliver on speed, power, luxury, and, most importantly, environmental conservation. A petrol/diesel-electric hybrid, the BMW i8 is set to revolutionize car making, and it has done an unarguably good job of setting the pace for other car makers. BMW has continued to impress with each of its i8 models. Every model seeks to push performance higher, and considerable progress has been made since its debut in 2009.
Here is a review of the top five BMW i8 models of all time.
2009 BMW Vision EfficientDynamics
BMW first came into the spotlight through the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics, its first i8 model. Renowned designers Jochecn Paesen and Mario Majdandzic were the brains behind the car’s interior and exterior, and it is anything but subtle. The exterior features a long wheelbase, scissor doors, and short over-hangings that give the car a sleek and super look that it is suited for. The interior, on the other hand, is elegant and comfortable – classic BMW style.
The BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics features two electric motors that are capable of pumping out 139 hp. Coupled with a three-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, the car is capable of attaining a top speed of 250km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds. In spite of the power that this model packs, it is incredibly environmental friendly as it registers an average fuel consumption of only 3.76 liters per 100km and a CO2 emission rate of 99g/km. The BMW Vision Efficient Dynamic is ranked among the high-end sports cars in every aspect, including price, which revolves around $140,000.