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HYBRID POWER: As a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid, the i8 is nothing short of revolutionary in every aspect, from design and construction, to powertrain and performance

BT_20141227_SEBMW27SAND_1428891.jpg
HYBRID POWER: As a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid, the i8 is nothing short of revolutionary in every aspect, from design and construction, to powertrain and performance

BT_20141227_SEBMW27SAND_1428891.jpg
HYBRID POWER: As a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid, the i8 is nothing short of revolutionary in every aspect, from design and construction, to powertrain and performance

High-performance hybrid

The petrol-electric BMW i8 has sports car styling and performance.
27/12/2014 - 05:50

IT IS hardly imaginable at first sight but the low-slung i8 sports car and the 218i Active Tourer minivan at a fraction of its price have something in common apart from their BMW badges - a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine.

Of course, the unit in the BMW i8 is tuned for higher power

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