Lehigh Valley Auto Show lets regular people put on the rich – Allentown Morning Call

Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016

Kicking the tires, smelling the leather interior and imagining the wind in their hair, car enthusiasts had the chance to check out some of their fantasy cars in person Saturday at the Lehigh Valley Auto Show.

This year’s offering of more than 270 vehicles at Stabler Arena, Rauch Field House and two outdoor tents is the largest in the show’s 19-year history.

Lehigh University police kept a close watch on the BMW i8, a sleek white sports car with a low profile, impressive air intake, swan-wing doors and an equally impressive price tag of more than $145,000. The car was roped off from the crowd and drew the most attention on the floor.

Renowned for its technology in addition to its speed and horsepower, the all-electric hybrid vehicle boasts a 367-horsepower engine and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, according to the BMW website.

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