The BMW i8 is BMW’s second i-series car. It’s one of the most expensive cars on the market — actually, the most expensive on the mass market today. It comes with a ton of style and great acceleration (0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds only trails the Tesla Model S P85D’s 3.2 seconds amongst electric cars). It’s hard not to covet this beauty. While it has amazing power and is a lot of fun to drive, it is again hard to justify such a high price with other high-performance cars like the Model S much cheaper, but if you’re chasing style, this may well be top dog. You can read my review of the BMW i8 here and my comparison of the BMW i8, BMW i3, Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Tesla Model S 70D, Tesla Model S P85D, and Cadillac ELR here.


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BMW i8 User Reviews

  1. BMW likes to use the phrase “the ultimate driving machine,” but the BMW i8 is not the ultimate driving machine. It is a ton of fun, it is a super awesome driving machine, but I’d rather take the i3 around the city and I’d rather take the Model S on a road trip. Where’d I rather take the i8? To a fashion show — and that’s not an insult. You can judge styling for yourself, but I think the i8 is the coolest-looking electric car on the market, and I would certainly enjoy gazing at it sitting in my parking space, but I’d need to check the 12V battery once in awhile, since I’d be keeping the i3 or a Tesla warm while neglecting the beautiful and fun — but just not quite as good — i8. (OK, I’m probably being a little melodramatic. If I were a billionaire, I’d probably drive the i8 around once a month to enjoy the acceleration + handling + styling, which even cool on the inside + HUD. Though, let’s be honest — I’d really just have it as a piece of art and a toy to let friends play with.)

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  2. GORGEOUS. I took the i8 for a test drive and I didn’t want to give it back. The handling is smooth as butter and the design is sexy A.F. The fact that it’s a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid almost doesn’t even factor into it for me (though it’s certainly an added bonus), it’s just one of the hottest cars on the market, period.

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