We already have a lot of information about the BMW i8, but there's one piece still missing – what does the engine sound like?

There is already a lot of information about the BMW i8, but there's one piece still missing – what does the engine sound like? Well, thanks to the Bimmerpost team we have all the answers now.

We have to admit, we didn't expect the 1.5-liter 3-cylinder to sound like a burly V8. Furthermore, the Active Sound system was deactivated for the entire duration of the video. This means we hear the natural sound of the petrol unit which is also found in the new MINI.

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