Been wondering where the heck the reviews of the all-new, plug-in-hybrid BMW i8 have been? After all, the car isn't exactly new, having debuted in concept form way back in September of 2009. In August of last year, we even tested a prototype of the new supercar. Despite that, though, we still haven't gotten a crack at the actual vehicle that will be sold to the public.

Well, we're happy to tell you that we're currently testing the i8 and will have a proper review for you soon. If, however, you're just aching for some coverage of the low-slung plug-in, we have a short video of it in action around Germany's famed Nürburgring.

Despite its three-cylinder, turbocharged gas engine, the i8 sounds pretty angry as it laps the Ring. That is, until it has a little bit of a breakdown. According to the guys that caught the car on video, it appeared the i8 had a minor brake issue, and was parked on the side of the track for a good 15 minutes, with the driver pumping the brakes. We should probably just take this as proof, then, that manufacturers are actually using the Ring for testing, and not just messing about.

Take a look below for the video, and stay tuned for our full review of the 2015 BMW i8.


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      BaldPeak
      • 7 Months Ago
      Welp, white is clearly the wrong color for this car. I see an angry clown on the back, and I'm not gonna be able to un-see it.
      danfred311
      • 8 Months Ago
      the sound so clearly embodies BMW's mistake. it's foremost a combustion engine car. thus no real credibility and no joy for anyone intelligent.
        Lachmund
        • 8 Months Ago
        @danfred311
        NOW i get it.....danfred311 the troll is DAN FREDERIKSEN!
      kontroll
      • 8 Months Ago
      so again, why would this ICE POS be a possible Tesla competitor?!
      Rotation
      • 8 Months Ago
      An exhaust note only an Integra owner could love.
      waetherman
      • 8 Months Ago
      I love the look of that car, and the specs seem pretty amazing. It does remind me a bit of the old 300z though. And watching that video at the end I have to say it needs a little work so that it doesn't look so much like an angry beaver: http://bit.ly/1nK4PIv
      Ragan
      • 8 Months Ago
      Saw a two tone blue/black one the other day on PCH at Newport Beach, CA. thing is gorgeous. Don't know if it was a delivered customer car or just a show car.
      johnnyhedwardsjr
      • 8 Months Ago
      These should sell well at their given price point. They provide the exotic looks, BMW logo and advanced technology bragging rights for less than $125,000. The ultimate douche bag machine lol. I actually want one to pick up chick. I guess I'm a douche bag too lol.
      Balazs K.
      • 7 Months Ago
      One of these passed us on the German highway last night at about 220 km/h around Munich. There was no way for me to catch it! Nice electrical vehicle!
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