Top 10 Cars of the Frankfurt Auto Show

Top 10 Cars of the Frankfurt Auto Show

5. BMW i3 & i8 Concepts

While other automakers are looking at an electric car here, or a hybrid there, BMW has a plan for an entire lineup of models branded under the “i” badge. The first of these are the i3 and i8, with the i3 set to be on sale in just two year’s time, sporting an electric motor making 170-hp and delivering a 0-60 time of 8 seconds. Better yet, BMW claims the car can be recharged by 80 percent in just one hour.

As for the i8, it’s a plug-in hybrid that uses the i3’s electric engine to power the front wheels while a turbocharged 3-cylinder delivers 223-hp to the rear wheels. BMW claims a 0-60 time of 5 seconds, with a zero-emissions range of 22 miles and a 78-mpg rating.