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2015 BMW i8

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  2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014 2014 Tesla Model S
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Bottom Line The 2015 BMW i8 is a ground-breaking new sports coupe with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that delivers several driving personalities from which the driver can choose. Read Full Review Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet. Read Full Review
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  • Sleek coupe looks
  • Unparalleled fuel efficiency
  • Calm all-electric running in town
  • Electric boost in Sport mode


  • Pricey for its performance
  • Interior hardly luxurious
  • Could suffer from nerd factor
  • Small battery hurts tax credit


  • Striking design, tunning performance
  • Nothing else competes with it
  • Fast-growing Supercharger network
  • Real-world electric car
  • Supercharging is free


  • Only offered in certain states
  • Missing some luxury features
  • Pricey options boost bottom line
  • Battery life unknown so far
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