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2014 BMW i8: High Performance Plug-in Hybrid

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On May 9, 2014 @ 6:30 am In Weekend | Comments Disabled

This scissor-doored beastie is enough to make a man want to give up internal combustion engines. Here is the L.A Times [1]:

The 2014 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid and the all-electric i3 are the first offerings from the automaker’s new i subbrand. Equal parts sex appeal and efficiency, the cars combine electrification with lightweight construction and eye-catching designs. We recently spent a day in the i8, a 357-horsepower, all-wheel-drive coupe with wing-like doors that open upward and a body that will excite anyone with a pulse.

This is no Leaf or Volt. The i8 sells for $136,000. But it’s not a Porsche 911 or Audi R8 either — though it costs about as much. This car promises high performance, but limited by a conscience.

As you can see, its gorgeous:

 

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[1] L.A Times: http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-autos-bmw-i8-review-20140502,0,2028203.story

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[15] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304178104579537991287532098?ref=SB10001424052702304677904579535612915387656#1

[16] Image: http://image.automobilemag.com/f/69963619+w1280+h853+q100+re0+cr1+ar0/2014-BMW-i8-rear-side-in-motion.jpg

[17] Image: http://image.automobilemag.com/f/73350222+w1280+h853+q100+re0+cr1+ar0/2014-BMW-i8-front-three-quarters-07.jpg

[18] Image: http://image.automobilemag.com/f/69963625+w1280+h853+q100+re0+cr1+ar0/2014-BMW-i8-rear-three-quarters-05.jpg

[19] Automobile Magazine: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/driven/1404-2014-bmw-i8-review

[20] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304677904579535612915387656?mod=WSJ_ITP_offduty_0&mg=reno64-wsj

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