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Cars BMW i8 Comes With “Supercar Sounds” (VIDEO)

Published on March 31st, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

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BMW i8 Comes With “Supercar Sounds” (VIDEO)

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March 31st, 2014 by
 

Originally published on Gas2.

On paper, the BMW i8 certainly looks like a supercar. But how does a 3-cylinder plug-in hybrid supercar sound? Freakin’ fantastic, as it turns out.

While the BMW i8 doesn’t hit dealerships until later in the year, it’s become one of the most anticipated cars of the year. Using a three-cylinder generator paired with two electric motors, the BMW i8 churns out 357 horsepower, which blasts it from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.4 seconds. That’s all well and good, but one of the main reasons people buy fast, expensive cars is for the sound.

That’s why BMW engineers included what they call an Active Sound Design system, which enhances the interior sound of the engine to provide that deep-throated growl buyers expect. While drivers won’t be able to deactivate the system, the video above shows the throaty 3-cylinder doesn’t need much help in the sound department.

Oh, and let’s not gloss over the fact that the BMW i8 has one of the coolest gauge clusters ever put into a production car. That is some serious sci-fi shit right there.

Source: Bimmerpost

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