/BMW i8 at Goodwood Hill Climb Course

BMW i8 at Goodwood Hill Climb Course

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The new BMW i8 celebrated its first UK appearance in full production trim at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. A white example of the hybrid sports car was driven up the Goodwood Hill Climb Course in its maiden UK drive, showcasing its performance as well as its exquisite design.

It is hard to imagine that a car so good-looking and so agile is more environmentally-friendly than, say, a Prius. If all cars of the future are like this, sign us up!

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In terms of performance and dynamics, the 140,000 Euros BMW i8 rivals the Porsche 911. It is powered by an ultra-sophisticated and neatly packages hybrid system consisting of a 1.5 liter twin-turbo three-cylinder engine and an electric motor that can either help the petrol unit or propel the car itself.

The all-wheel-drive drivetrain utilizes a combined output of 362 hp and over 500 Nm of torque to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. Meanwhile, because of the unique arrangement, average fuel consumption figure stands at 2.1 litres per 100 kilometres (approx. 135 mpg).

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