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
It has been an immense task to make the engine and electric motor and stability systems talk to each other sweetly enough to let the car feel natural and smooth in these sliding transitions. We won't really know until we've driven it whether it fully works out on tarmac, but so far the signs are good.
Then we go out of the track onto a twisty bumpy back-road, where it's possible to feel how rigid the body is, and how it rides like a real sports car. It's taut but not harsh, and your body isn't thrown around because you sit low down between the wheels.