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Easily one of the biggest questions looming over the head of the BMW i8 is how can one pay north of six figures for a three-cylinder motor.

Sure, the hybrid system's total power is over 300 ponies and it'll do zero to 60 in under 4.5 seconds but that doesn't matter to the naysayers.

They want to know how it'll sound. Most folks don't know how a three-cylinder sounds because it's not like three-cylinders are flooding the market. Though I noted it sounded pretty great in the prototype 1-Series I piloted last year, it seems that more justification was needed.

Check out the brief clip below and you'll see what I mean.

According to the poster, the "Active Sound" was disabled. If that's the case, sign me up!


BMW i8 acceleration (interior) footage, with Active Sound Design disabled.





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