Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Production years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
The BMW i8 was more of a showcase than a sports car. Its appearance shocked the world since it has the smallest internal combustion engine installed on a car that could get you from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds and carry on up to 250 kph (155 mph). But the car was a masterpiece of engineering.
The sleek aerodynamic 2+2 coupe vehicle was a plug-in hybrid. It was launched where car manufacturers didn't want to risk too much on the recovering market after the world economic crisis. But BMW didn't care. They built something incredible. A low-weight vehicle, with a sports car look, enough elegance and claimed it is more of a daily-driver GT than a supercar.
Under the hood, there were a 1.5-liter turbocharged, 3 cylinders from a MINI that offers 230 hp. On the front axle, there was an electric motor that offered 130 hp. The result is a sportscar able to battle against a Porsche 911 with the fuel consumption of a cheap city car. The bodywork was made out of carbon-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminum. These materials were taken from the racing department because they are very light and offer enough strength.
The sci-fi look of the car is continued with the laser headlights that can light-up 600 meters (2968 ft) ahead on the road.