Cars on Campus #7 – BMW i8

BMW i8

BMW i8

I’ve been keeping an eye out for this car since I saw it drive past me in Lafayette a few months ago and while I didn’t find it on campus, I’m glad I stopped and looked. It’s the first BMW i8 I’ve seen in person. I didn’t strike me as “sexy looking” as the McClaren, but it is easily as sophisticated and certainly “greener” given its hybrid IC/electric drive train and full carbon fiber chassis. I would say it looks more futuristic.

There’s a big open scoop in the hood and these weird tunnel-like features in the rear just as the rear window blends into the body. I’m not sure if they look good or just weird.

BMW i8 - rear 3/4

BMW i8 – rear 3/4

BMW i8 - front

BMW i8 – front