8. BMW i8 Coupe
Base Price: $140,700
The 2017 BMW i8 is the exotic plug-in hybrid sports car of the future, here now. This was BMW’s first attempt at a hybrid vehicle. It is also clearly a vision of how performance and fuel efficiency can coexist in a future world of limited resources.
With its innovative carbon fiber construction and its awe-inspiring scissor doors, the BMW i8 uses a true mid-engine configuration, with its turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine placed behind the seats. Electric motors drive the 2-seater’s front wheels, creating an all-wheel drive system when you apply maximum power.
The contoured 6-way power front seats in spice gray leather hold you in place. The BMW Navigation system comes with an 8.8″ screen, 3-D maps, voice command system, and over-the-air updates to get you to your destination.
The i8’s efficient aerodynamic design, its balanced weight distribution, and a grand total of 357 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque combine to produce a stirring and highly efficient driving experience. Zero to 60 mph is reached in only 4.2 seconds. Top speed is 155 mph and range on a full tank and full battery is 330 miles.
If you are a die-hard enthusiast who firmly believes in a greener automotive world, then your ride has arrived. You get environmental consciousness tightly wrapped around a futuristic and engaging driving experience.