BMW i8 Stars in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

BMW i8 Stars in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Bruce Wayne might drive a Lamborghini, but for Mission Impossible’s Ethan Hunt, it’s a BMW. The German luxury cars are set to star prominently alongside Tom Cruise in the upcoming “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” flick.

From the trailer its clear numerous BMW models will appear throughout the movie, with particular focus on the new i8 hybrid sports car, formerly known as the EfficientDynamics Concept.

Back in January the high-tech BMW was spied at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi doing some filming, and with much of the new Mission Impossible set in the UAE, it’s no coincidence.

First unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2009, the concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain using a turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder diesel engine. It can reportedly hit 60 mph in 4.8 seconds while getting 62.5 mpg.

Watch the trailer after the jump. Surprisingly, it actually looks pretty good:

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  • Ray

    Now I have one more reason to see Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, to see the BMW i8! The BMW i8 has to be one of the best concepts BMW has come out with so far and it’s the perfect car for a movie like Mission Impossible.

  • Adip Creed

    Top and Strengest Car I’ve seen…