Shimmying beneath the stunning BMW i8's gullwing doors, and with a vivid blue light show waiting inside, you could be forgiven for a "Back to the Future" flashback. While this more than $140,000 four-seat sports car looks like a movie-set mock-up, it's actually real: a technically complex plug-in hybrid that, at the flick of a button, can switch between vegan-friendly electric athlete and snarling, kick-ass meat-eater.
BMW's new 'i' sub-brand, devoted to all-electric or plug-in hybrids, is currently represented by the small i3 EV and this soon-to-arrive i8 plug-in hybrid. BMW bills the i8 as a sports car for the future, combining high performance and super-low emissions. It's also constructed with the maximum use of sustainable materials, such as carbon fiber-reinforced plastics for the cabin structure and lightweight aluminum foundations beneath. It hits the scales at about 3,300 pounds.
In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.Read more about extended warranties