Say hello to the 2017 BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid with the looks of a supercar. 

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The i8 still looks much the same as when it debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013, which is a very, very good thing. 

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That negative space...it slays. 

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A 1.5-liter three cylinder turbocharged engine puts 228 horsepower to the rear wheels, while two electric motors, one mounted near the engine, one living up front, throws power to the front.

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Total power output is 357 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque going to all four wheels.

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A 7.1-kWh battery stores enough juice for 15 miles of all-electric range.

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The futuristic interior is comfortable for front seat passengers, but the rear seats are only for storage, small children or your worst enemies.

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While the i8 can be plugged in, the gas engine can function as an on-board generator. 

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When plugged in, the i8 recharges in two and a half hours from a level 2 charging station or four and a half hours from a standard 110-volt outlet.

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Scroll through to see more photos of this beautiful machine. 

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