BMW i8 Autocar long-term test review: from supercar to zero-emissions

25/08/2016

BMW i8 Autocar long-term test review: from supercar to zero-emissions

25/08/2016

BMW believe that the new i8 is the sports car of the future. Autocars’ long term test review supports this in being a believable claim.

Boasting the relaxed gate, ultra-long wheelbase, 2+2 configuration and skinny tyres, Autocar argues the BMW i8 provides a smooth driving experience. This highlights that the basic tenants of handling and performance will always be central to sports cars. At the flick of a switch however the BMW i8 true character comes to light.

The car produces a “genuinely exhilarating” drive with a “sharp, angry bark emanating from the engine bay”. This power originates from the world’s first two-speed electric axle with a two speed electric motor assisting from rest to top speed.

Autocar praises the BMW i8 therefore for its “ability to maintain considerable point-to-point pace with little apparent effort”, redefining what a super car really can be.