Which car do you think has the best exterior design - Acura NSX, Audi R8, BMW i8, Jaguar F-Type, Lexus LC, Mercedes-AMG GT, Porsche 911? Let me know in the comments!
Those that have been following me for a while know that the Lexus LC is one of my favorite cars of 2018 when it comes to exterior design. During my time with the LC, many people gave me a thumbs up or walked up to me to check it out. Well, the BMW i8 attracted twice as much attention. While the scissor doors did most of the attracting, it’s the innovative rear design that truly left people (and me) in awe with the ‘floating’ roof that extends over the rear lights. Not only does it look extremely cool, but it also improves aerodynamics. I would explain how but who really cares?
Some interesting and odd design notes - the BMW kidney grille is fully covered since most of the cooling is down by other openings. Also, you can’t pop the hood on the i8. Apparently, there is a lot going on under there and BMW doesn’t think you’re handy enough to mess with any of it. So if you want to show off what's under the hood - you’ll have to take a trip to a BMW dealer.
The color pictured here is the new E-Copper and you can have it at no extra cost. The two white metallic colors will cost you an extra $1,800. Wheel options also come with no additional cost (20-inch Jet Black pictured). However, the new BMW Laserlight headlamps will cost you a whopping $6,300 and those will help blind anyone coming in the opposite direction.
🚗 2019 BMW i8 Coupe.
🥊 Rivals: Acura NSX, Audi R8, Jaguar F-Type, Lexus LC, Mercedes-AMG GT, Porsche 911.
💲 Price: $147,500.
🔩 Engine: 1.5L 3-cylinder turbo - 228-hp / 236 lb-ft.
⚡ Electric motor: 141-hp / 184 lb-ft.
🔩 + ⚡ = 369-hp / 420 lb-ft.
🔋 Battery: 11.6 kWh lithium-ion / 33 ah.
🔌 Charge time: 3 hrs / EV range - 22 miles.
⚙️ Transmission: 2-speed - electric / 6-speed - engine.
🏎 0 to 60 mph: 4.2 seconds.
🚀 Top Speed: 155 mph.
⛽️ 27 MPG combined - gas / 69 MPGe - elec+gas.