5. BMW i8
On the subject of electric cars we’d be remiss not mentioning BMW’s brand-new i8 plug-in hybrid, plus AutoGuide.com features editor Sami Haj-Assaad insisted on including it.
This Bimmer coupe looks like something from the future, with unusual surface details, colorful accents and scissor doors. The car’s interior is just as flowing, with a variety of shapes and angles that provide a totally unique look.
Under the hood BMW’s i8 features a three-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers 228 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. This ICE is augmented by an electric motor and a centrally mounted lithium-ion battery. Running solely on electrons the car offers up to 22 miles of range and a top speed of 75 miles an hour. When the engine is factored in, total output measures 357 ponies, which is enough to propel this car to 60 miles an hour in 4.2 seconds.