28 city/29 highway/28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG)
27.4 mpg on the ‘I didn’t plug-in the plug-in’ cycle (Observed, MPG)
Tested Options: Giga World package
As Tested Price:
* Prices include $995 destination charge.
This is the car that people in the 1970s predicted we would be driving in the year 2000. Fifteen years after the turn of the millennium, the BMW i8 is the machine that looks like no other BMW — and certainly like no other car on the road. Its gasoline and plug-in electric powertrain compliment its looks, bringing together the efficiency of an electric car and the convenience of an internal combustion engine.
But there is a lot more to understand about what the BMW i8 is and is not. Is it an exotic supercar? Or is it a dream of the environmentally minded automotive enthusiast? Or is it something else altogether? Could this be the one vehicle which we cannot currently classify? Or is it all of these things?
Has the future finally arrived?