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BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sportscar Boasts 113 MPG

BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sportscar Boasts 113 MPG

Following the announcement of the BMW i3’s launch in 2014, the second in the company’s i series is a plug-in hybrid sportscar, boasting a dual drive system and a whopping 113 mpg fuel rating. The BMW i8, currently a prototype, but expected to be the second production car in the company’s alternative drive series, features a TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder gas engine powering the rear wheels, and the eDrive system, with a compact electric motor driving the front wheels. Both drive systems can be engaged for more aggressive cornering and handling, in essence becoming an all-wheel drive sportscar. “The BMW i8… read more