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by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV, Transport
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I spy a spy driving a BMW i8.

The first trailer for Mission: Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol has hit the web – and besides the explosions, gun fights, and scenes of Tom Cruise running that we’ve come to expect from the franchise, there’s also a bit of green with the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. As Erin reported back in March:

If you’re agent Ethan Hunt (played by Cruise), this is a car you’d definitely want on your side. The BMW i8 promises to go from 0-60 mph in five seconds, is powered by a 328-horsepower diesel-electric drivetrain, has a top speed of 155 mph, and fuel efficiency of 62.5 miles per gallon— in other words, the perfect getaway car.

It also costs $160K, but if there’s one thing a certain British spy has taught us, money is never an object when it comes to saving the world in style.

And lest we forget, this isn’t the first time the Mission: Impossible series has featured a bit of green. In 2006, the third film included a helicopter chase through a massive wind farm. Check out the trailer below.

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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    BMW was doing some picture shots with the i8 in Chi town a few weeks ago, it looks fast and will be a fitting car for the MI series.

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    Thanks!