They say cars, especially sportscars, are not good for the planet, and we’re soon going to run out of fossil fuel. So will the future be just about eco-friendly but boring cars? BMW begs to differ. Meet the new i8. Apart from the future-proof design and insane gadgets in its cabin, the BMW i8 is proof that sportscars are here to stay – courtesy a lithium-ion belly. Apart from a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine, it has a battery and a motor that churns out a good 129bhp. Read all about the i8 in this issue. Hot hatches are fun, but which one should you put your money on? TG puts the Mercedes A-Class and the Mini Cooper D to work to give you a definitive verdict. We also drive the E-cabriolet – Merc’s latest style statement. Is there more to the E-cab than meets the eye? You’ll find the answer in our May issue. In other news, TG rides the fastest Indian – the Bajaj Pulsar RS200, the Regal Raptor Daytona 350, China’s budget-cruiser, the Suzuki Gixxer SF and the Indian Chieftain. There’s also the most hard-core Cayman, the GT4, the Audi R8 Plus and the Merc CLS 250 CDI. Download your copy now!
BBC TopGear Magazine India is the country's most exciting automobile magazine, bringing you up-to-date news, drives and rides with the latest launches in the market, stunning features, witty and humorous content along with a complete buyer's guide covering the cars and bikes available in the Indian market. Taking inspiration from the BBC TopGear show, it is just as engaging a read. Being the largest automotive media brand in the world, BBC TopGear Magazine is present in over 40 countries and has over 350 million viewers worldwide. The Indian edition was launched in September 2005 and has since been the fastest growing motoring magazine which has re-invented the way automotive journalism works in the country.