Every great pioneering achievement has its own story and in the case of the BMW i8, it begins in 2008 with the launch of Project i – and with no lesser objective than the reinvention of urban mobility. Just one year later, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept showed what a technology leader, geared fully toward energy saving can look like. This was the basis that gave rise to the BMW Concept i8, which demonstrated in near-production-ready form, where the development would lead. All available BMW EfficientDynamics technologies were already united within this vehicle, an intelligent lightweight concept had been implemented, and the idea of a sports car for the future became a reality. Series production of the BMW i8 marks the current peak of the development: a plug-in hybrid with the appearance and the breath taking performance of a sports car, which at the same time exhibits the consumption and emissions of a compact car, proving that dynamics and efficiency are not in opposition, but can be a united experience.