Getting to Know the BMW i8 Hybrid Supercar (w/ video)

BMW i8 Electric Supercar

There has been no shortage of superlatives in articles about BMW’s new i8 hybrid. It’s a beautiful, powerful, capable, technologically advanced, and relatively affordable car (compared to, say, a Ferrari 458 or Lamborghini Gallardo) that pushes BMW’s Chris Bangle-developed “flame surfacing” design language in a compelling new direction. What’s not to love?

If you have the means to buy a new BMW i8, I guess the only thing “not to love” is the fact that you can’t buy one. They are 100% sold out, and BMW is making noises to the effect that this run of the 360 hp, 300 km/h hybrid supercar is going to be the ONLY run.

Here’s hoping that’s not true and there are many more years of fresh BMW i8s to come. Either way, you’ll have to satisfy your i8 lusts by finding a used one (fat chance!), or by cozy-ing up to the YouTube video, below, which BMW PR mavens claim will give you “a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the performance of the BMW i8 as an integral part of the vehicle.”

Enjoy the latest video, then, and let us know what you think of the newest BMW i8 supercar in the comments section at the bottom of the page.


Source | Images: BMW, via Motorpasion.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.