One of our loyal Man on the Move car spotters caught this pre-production 2015 BMW i8 sitting pretty in front of the Apple store on Fifth Avenue. It seems to have been there for some sort of marketing event that BMW was putting on. Whatever the case might be, this is one hell of a sighting. The i8 is a big deal for BMW, representing the first wave of plug-in and pure EV models the brand is badging with the letter “i” for innovation. The i8 is an out and out sports car with exotic levels of performance, like a sub 5 second 0-60 time, and an exotic price to match of $135K. Even better, thanks to it’s plug-in hybrid drivetrain that allows for pure EV driving for up to 22 miles and range extended performance of up to 318 miles, the i8 gets a combined fuel economy rating of 94MPG. Talk about best of both worlds. Owners can laugh as they drive by Ferraris and Lamborghinis fueling up their thirsty V12 engines.
Thanks for the great sighting Adam!