BMW was kind enough to offer me to test-drive the BMW i8 for a few hours. It is a very exciting car for sure: The looks are the stuff of a bedroom poster, including ground-hugging proportions and ‘butterfly’ doors, I would say it’s BMW’s most striking car ever. I did honestly notice an extreme amount of attention (personally, too much for me :-)). The performance is outstanding too, with a 4.4-second 0-62mph sprint. But here’s the thing: its official average fuel consumption rating is 134.5mpg, and CO2 is 49g/km. Those near-miraculous numbers come because the i8 is a petrol-electric hybrid, and the culmination of all BMW’s engineering knowhow.
(Disclaimer: I do not work for BMW)
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