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Evo Takes an In-Depth Look at BMW i8

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BMW i8 being a revolutionary car, Evo Magazine’s Henry Catchpole decided to bin the traditional road testing procedures and go about reviewing this car in a new and interesting way. So he starts his i8 review not in the i8, but a Renault Twizy!

The idea here is to slowly build crescendo about the joys and benefits of electric motoring before getting to the very best this class has to offer right now, which is of course the BMW i8. This is probably the most through i8 review yet:

BMW i8 Specs:

  • Length: 4632 mm
  • Height: 1280 mm
  • Width: 1955 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2800 mm
  • No. of seats: 2 + (2)
  • Kerb weight: 1480 kg
  • Output
    • Combined: 260 kW (550 Nm)
    • Petrol engine: 164 kW (300 Nm)
    • Electric motor: 96 kW (250 Nm)
  • Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph) [limited]
  • Acceleration
    • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 4.6 s
    • 80-120 km/h (50-75 mph): 4.0 s
  • Fuel consumption (EU cycle): 2.7 l/100 km (104 mpg imp)
  • CO2: 66 g
  • Electric range: approx. 35 km (20 miles)
  • Battery charge time
  • Standard: 1:45 h for 100% charge
  • Luggage compartment: approx. 150 litres
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