The battery-powered SUV impresses with its high-tech and high-touch amenities as much as its 610 hp and 811 ft lbs of torque.
Carrying a 4.4-liter bi-turbo engine and enhanced suspension, the specially tuned model has a drivability that belies its 201 mph top speed.
Fit with the most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production, the model also proves disarmingly athletic.
Although it has taken 27 years to arrive, this 617 hp variant to the 8 Series more than makes up for lost time.
On a circuitous test-drive in Northern California, our 617 hp example checked all the boxes and blew past a few expectations.
We put the limited-edition, race-inspired model through its paces on Northern California’s Skyline Boulevard and were blown away.
With four driving modes and a top speed of 99 mph, the battery-powered compact is a dynamic daily driver.