0-60 is tested at the the exact same 3.8 second figure. The 1/4 mile for MotorTrend is a 12.4 @ 112.1 whereas Road and Track got a 12.3 @ 114. This minor discrepancy can likely be attributed to the currently warmer weather.
The car is not all about acceleration and the handling figures are solid with .93g pulled on the skidpad and a figure eight test of 24.6 seconds at .79g which puts the car on par with the Porsche Boxster S.
The i8 is a solid performer considering its specifications but what we all really want to see is this car get wider wheels and tires, a more aggressive suspension, and some real power. BMW has a nice base to work with here to produce a serious performer. Maybe we will see that in an i9.
|2014 BMW i8|
|PRICE AS TESTED||$138,650|
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||Mid-engine, AWD, 4-pass, 2-door hatchback|
|ENGINE||1.5L/228-hp/236-lb-ft turbocharged DOHC 12-valve I-3 plus 129-hp/184-lb-ft front and 8-hp rear motors, 357 hp/420 lb-ft (comb)|
|TRANSMISSION||6-sp auto (gas, rr wheels), 2-sp auto (elec, fr wheels)|
|CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST)||3378 lb (49/51%)|
|LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT||184.9 x 76.5 x 50.8 in|
|0-60 MPH||3.8 sec|
|QUARTER MILE||12.4 sec @ 112.1 mph|
|BRAKING, 60-0 MPH||103 ft|
|LATERAL ACCELERATION||0.93 g (avg)|
|MT FIGURE EIGHT||24.6 sec @ 0.79 g (avg)|
|EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON||Not yet rated|
|RealMPG CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON||41.9/49.6/45.0 mpg (preliminary)|