The new ‘Mission Impossible’ has a new mission statement: It is possible to go Green and carry anything to its rightful end. The flick with edge of the seat, pulsating car chases sees Tom Cruise at the wheels of a BMW i8 plug-in hybrid, a sleek hot piece of machine powered completely by electric means.
The slick and zippy i8, at full steam makes from 0 to 62 mph in a staggering 4.8 seconds. With a 1.5-liter diesel engine, it pumps up 328hp to swirl up a torque of 535 pound-feet. The plush interiors of the i8 are carved out of premium materials round off a complete driving experience.
The car is touted to beat any other in its class hands down on MPG, which makes the i8 the best MPG powered vehicle in its category. For a superior city drive, the car has ulta-low centre of gravity and a weight distribution very much ‘in the true’. The streamlined CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) chassis is all for superior aerodynamics and light, bird-like body weight.
The i8 with its zero emissions, high fuel efficiency, and long range efficiency is ideal for short and long journeys. With a sporty and slick outlook you are sure to have your driving experience nothing short of what Tom Cruise will in the action-packed flick.
Now for the pricing; it’s very much a guessing game but to all senses it would be anything over $140,000. Makes the mission any less possible?