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Looking like it has come straight out of a sci-fi movie, the BMW i8 is BMW’s first plug-in hybrid. It hopes to deliver performance and efficiency in a striking package. Here are six things you didn’t know about the i8.
6. Has a History of High Powered Performance Cars
BMW has a history of high-powered performance cars. What is surprising is that the i8’s engine produces more power per liter than any other preceding BMW engine. The 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine in the i8 produces a potent 228 horsepower, or 152 horsepower per liter, thanks to a large turbocharger and its small size.