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BMW i8 Stars in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

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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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