As a testbed, the BMW i8 may not have lived up to its expectation. As a special two-seater that still draws eyeballs on the street, the 2020 BMW i8 surpasses nearly everything else. 

In its final year on sale, the BMW i8 gets a 6.8 TCC Rating, skewed heavily toward its looks and performance. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

BMW’s mixed messages on the i8 never really landed. It was meant to be an efficient sports car with daring looks, but also was meant to point to an electrified future, along with the wholly unrelated i3. It succeeded at some but not all of its missions. In the end, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime coupe or convertible that one day will mark the early, compromised days of electrified performance. 

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Like last year, the 2020 i8 is available in coupe or roadster configurations that cost $148,495 and $162,295, respectively. Options…

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