A ride in BMW’s cars of the future
Paul Horrell heads to the Arctic with the BMW i8 and i3. Two of the cleverest cars… in the world
Posted: 24 Feb 2013
So, on first impressions I don't for one minute doubt BMW's claim of 4.6 seconds for 0-62mph. And because the body is designed to be so slippery through the air to aid economy, the 155mph governed max should be a cinch too.
Then we go off to the snow tracks. There's a circle hundreds of metres across. My man negotiates this in one constant opposite-lock drift. Then we do the snakier track, and again it's obvious the car has loads of traction, but it's definitely rear-biased. The car isn't so much cornering as moon-walking.