Topless wonder: BMW's i8 Roadster

The BMW i8 Roadster can go up to 105kmh on pure electric energy.
The BMW i8 Roadster can go up to 105kmh on pure electric energy.PHOTOS: BMW
The BMW i8 Roadster can go up to 105kmh on pure electric energy.
The BMW i8 Roadster can go up to 105kmh on pure electric energy.PHOTOS: BMW

BMW's i8 Roadster is a 1.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid with sports car credentials

The BMW i8 has been the world's best-selling hybrid sports car since its debut in 2014.

It is easy to see why. It looks like a million-dollar supercar, but costs about half as much. Maintenance, road tax and fuel bills for this 1.5-litre, electrically boosted car are also a fraction of those for a V8 sports model.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 17, 2018, with the headline 'Topless wonder'. Print Edition | Subscribe