IN TERMS OF
Price: $ 309.9 thousand.
engine: 1.5-liter turbo petrol three-cylinder and plug-in battery hybrid system with 275kW / 570Nm.
Fuel consumption: 2.0 liters per 100 km.
Plug-in cars play a significant role in our Top Cars award this year. As it should: the EV product portfolio is growing, and the explosion of Kiwi interest in electric vehicles of all kinds.
This award has nothing to do with drive technology. But we've mentioned it because we think it's pretty cool that the sexiest 2018 car has a plug.
Many people would argue that the BMW i8 is not very nice. We would not agree.
* Top Coupe from 2018
* Top convertible from 2018
* A top-of-the-line plug-in car from 2018
But "beautiful" and "sexy" are not necessarily the same thing, and i8's combination of styling and unusual shape makes it incredibly striking, very desirable – and very sexy.
The new i8 roadster even more than its coupe sister.
The top-of-the-range compact roof of open-end fabric provides an elegant profile that is as cool as a coupe, but when it retires (there's a clever mechanism that folds and lays in a vertical position) comes out in a super car,
The roof is pulled in just 15 seconds and can work up to 50 km / h. When it falls, the rear window is also pulled by 30 mm to serve as a trigger.
The lightweight design used in all i-branded vehicles is transported to the roadster.
Dihedral doors are new design, made of plastic plastic reinforced with carbon fiber (CFRP) with aluminum outer shell.
The windscreen frame is made entirely of the CFRP – the critical safety structure in the road vehicle and the indication of the firm strength of the material.
The low-angle look looks partially thanks to the side skirts of the I8, which are also shaped by the CFRP.