Cars like the BMW i8 and the Porsche 918 Spyder have changed our vision of hybrid vehicles. They are no longer those boring looking cars and it's a good thing because it seems that this time they are here to stay. In this short documentary, BMW looks back at the development of the i8 model from a design point of view.

In case you forgot, the BMW i8 is powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine producing 231 hp working along with a 131 hp electric motor sending its power to the front wheels to offer a hybrid four-wheel drive sports coupe with a combined output of 362 Hp. The i8 can travel on electricity alone for 35 km (22 miles). The car will go on sale next year with a starting price of $135k.

Video after the jump.

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