PRICE: From £106,310 With its futuristic looks and sports car credentials, the BMW i8 is proof hybrids can be seriously cool.
Using a 1.5-litre engine from a Mini, the i8 combines it with an electric motor to produce a total of 357bhp.
That’s enough to propel it to 60mph in just 4.2 seconds. It uses computer-generated engine sounds through the speakers to add drama.
Although its emissions are below the grant threshold of 50g/km, it is excluded from the discount because it costs more than £60,000. Still, with real-world economy of 50mpg and plug-in recharging, few sports cars come with such low running costs.
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Power: 357bhp, 570Nm Emissions: 49g/km Electric-only range: 23 miles MPG: 134.5mpg Charging time (domestic): 3 hours Charging time (fast charger): N/A 0-60mph: 4.2 seconds Top speed: 155mph