If you are a yuppie and love fast cars, I am quite sure that you have at least a BMW in your garage. Well, BMW is also making the jump to the hybrid world, where their first ever plug-in hybrid known as the BMW i8 has debuted officially at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Of course, we have read about this particular ride sporting Gorilla Glass earlier this year, making it the first production vehicle ever to use such glass as part of its make up.
Underneath the hood, you will find a 1.5-liter, turbocharged, three-cylinder engine that is capable of pumping out the equivalent of 362 ponies, in an all-wheel drive setup. Not only that, since times are still difficult for many of us, the BMW i8 boasts of a fuel economy figure of 94 miles per gallon, but then again, if you are able to afford the entry price of $135,925 a pop, I am quite sure that ever rising fuel prices would be the least of your concern, although the environment might rank pretty high up in your list. Which was why you wanted the BMW i8 in the first place, right, and not because that it looks drop dead gorgeous? Apparently, the BMW i8 takes just under 4 hours to juice up via a 110-volt outlet, and BMW’s very own charging station would see the fuel-up time measure at just 1.5 hours.