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
We also spent a while mooching through a little town in electric mode. Very smooth and stealthy. Well, as stealthy as you can be in a UFO-shaped car that's covered in bright blue swirls.
If you love engineering as well as driving, this will all get your hormones throbbing. But there's more to the BMW i8 than that. It's a lovely visual object. It resides in a set of clothes that are as new-age as the technology, a set of highly sculptural yet functional forms.
It's was covered in squirly disguise today, and these prototypes have temporary head and tail-lights, so the pictures don't tell the full story. But luckily, BMW has issued a couple of concept cars lately that show just what it'll be like.