i8 rear glass is Gorilla Glass. U-shaped elements all over car, including taillights.
i8's interior not as dramatic as exterior. But controls within easy reach of driver, seats comfortable.
Rear seat cramped, suitable only for kids and diminutive adults.
Hatch area shallow as 1.5L turbo DI 3-cyl. is rear-mounted.
Interior lighting red when shifter in Sport mode, which turns engine on.
Comfort and Eco-Plus drive settings keep interior lighting blue to reflect eco-friendliness.
i8 thermoplastic panels infused with color. Exterior colors grey, blue or white come with blue or gray accents.
Butterfly doors up i8's sexiness quotient. LED headlights standard, laser-beam headlights optional.
BMW's new plug-in hybrid supercar is swell to look at, with sinuous swage lines, butterfly doors, laser-beam headlights and turquoise seatbelts among standout details. (See related story: BMW i8 Not Quite Ready for Prime Time.)
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