Let’s say that you want a fuel-efficient car that is the exact opposite of a gas-guzzler. But you also want that car to be sleek, stylish, and have the kind of performance that can blow the doors of most supercars. Is it possible to have both of those qualities in a single car? BMW says yes. Their i8 sports coupe is a fuel-sipping, slick-handling, track-obliterating miracle of a sports car.
It has the kind of fuel efficiency you normally only see in the small and mid-size hybrid cars; it combines that with the kind of performance only seen in the untamed vehicular beasts from the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. If you want to enjoy that combination of high efficiency and high performance, then head to Lion Heart Lifestyle to rent and drive the BMW i8 for yourself.
The Legend of BMW
BMW is one of the most respected auto manufacturers in the whole world. They are one of Germany’s Big Three automakers alongside the Volkswagen group (which includes Audi, Bentley, and Porsche) and Mercedes-Benz. They have a reputation as being the sportiest of the three and their cars are often the standard by which other similarly priced vehicles are judged. The 3 Series is the standard-setter in the compact executive category and every vehicle that joins that category gets judged on how well it matches up to the current generation BMW 3 Series. Some cars come close, but none have ever surpassed it. If you want a compact executive vehicle that is better than the current 3 Series, you have to wait until the next-generation 3 Series.
The same goes for the BMW 5 Series. It is considered to be the best mid-sized executive car in the world when it comes to driving and handling. The Mercedes E-Class is probably its closest rival, but that vehicle is more of a luxury and technology showcase than it is a pure sports sedan. That isn’t to say that the 5 Series doesn’t have its share of luxurious amenities and technological innovations, it just does not insulate you from the road like the E Class does. The BMW 5 Series is all about making the driver, the car, and the road feel connected. That drastically improves the driving experience by making the driver feel more active and engaged.
The BMW 7 Series is one of the leaders in the large executive class, though admittedly it is a closer contest since the Mercedes-Benz S Class is a formidable contender in this exclusive category. Still, the fact remains that the 7 Series is one of the best and most desirable luxury sedans, it is certainly the most athletic. BMW was one of the first premium manufacturers to add an SUV to their lineup with the BMW X5. This was a prescient, forward-thinking move because once SUVs blew up to become one of the most popular categories of vehicles, BMW was at the forefront of that movement. You could make a good argument that BMW is one of the reasons why SUVs became so popular. You could also make a good argument that BMW makes every category of vehicle more popular.
The Power of M
If BMW’s regular vehicles are a cut above the competition, then their M variants are on a whole other level entirely. Their M vehicles are performance-oriented versions of their regular vehicles and considering that their standard vehicles are known for their high performance, that is saying a lot. The M vehicles push the envelope with more powerful engines, tighter, more track-tuned handling, and noticeable cosmetic changes. The BMW M3 is easily the most famous of the M cars and one of the most popular vehicles of all time. The new M3 is always highly anticipated by petrolheads and the motoring press. That is because they always provide the kind of performance that approaches supercar levels but in a practical vehicle that you can drive every day.
The M series encompasses other vehicles in the BMW line including their SUVs and in all cases, they are the highest performing vehicles in their category when it comes to power, handling, and the overall driving experience. Other manufacturers have their own high-performance arms, such as the Mercedes AMG vehicles and Audi’s RS models, but BMW’s M vehicles surpass them all.
The Power of the BMW i8
The M series is BMW’s performance line and the i series is their plug-in hybrid line. As leaders in automotive innovation, BMW was not going to get left out of the hybrid and all-electric race. Once they started making electric vehicles, they quickly became leaders in that category, which should come as a surprise to no one. The BMW i3 subcompact became one of the best selling all-electric cars and won several Car of the Year awards. Those accolades are impressive but pale in comparison to those of the BMW i8.
Launched in 2014, the BMW i8 is quite simply the best-looking, best-performing plug-in hybrid available. It is also the best selling plug-in electric sports car in the world. One look at it and you will see why; in a world where awkward-looking Toyota Priuses and Honda Insights are the most popular hybrids, the sleek i8 is a breath of fresh air. And it’s ultra-low emissions ensure that you will continue to breathe that fresh air. The lightweight materials and aerodynamic design of the i8 have the dual effects of increasing fuel efficiency and providing impressive handling.
The BMW i8 is capable of accelerating to 60 MPH in under five seconds, has a top speed of 155 MPH, yet it has a range of 76 MPG. That makes the i8 an astonishingly versatile car, it can be used as a daily driver, a tourer, or a track day weapon. The interior is as futuristic-looking as the exterior but it retains the high level of comfort and luxury you expect from a BMW. BMW prides itself on making the ultimate driving machine and the i8 might be the ultimate of the ultimate.
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The BMW i8 is the car that has everything; style, handling, power, comfort, and practicality. It is a hybrid vehicle that is still years ahead of its competition as well as one of the most striking looking vehicles on the road. It is an amazing vehicle and a phenomenal technical achievement. Contact Lion Heart Lifestyle so that you can get behind the wheel of the BMW i8 and experience the future today.