The BMW i8 is a result of years of forward-thinking and development by one of the best companies in the automotive world. When released, the BMW i8 showcased the vision of the future by the Bavarian car maker in a slick, stylish and futuristic way. But, the i8 also kept in check with the reality of day-to-day motoring, thus ensuring its usability is as equally as impressive as its tech. This made the i8 a perfect daily-driver high-performance machine, slated for pragmatic individuals who value both the futurism aspect of the vehicle, but also the daily driving capability of it.
The BMW i8 comes packed with a powerful powertrain, stunning performance and impressive fuel economy. While not fully electric, the i8 is definitely a telltale sign of the things to come.
Developed especially for the i8, the powertrain features a combination of a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine and electric motors, powering all four wheels. The combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8. Furthermore, there is also a 96 kW/131 hp electric drive as well, which sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). Thanks to this powertrain combination, the BMW i8 will accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 4.2 seconds. The hybrid is capable of going all the way up to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph (250km/h).
When ADV.1 needed a perfect model to showcase the all-new Advanced Series wheels, the BMW i8 presented itself as the bar-none candidate for the job.
This BMW i8 features a set of ADV510 Track Spec Advanced Series wheels, a perfect upgrade & accentuating touch for this hybrid high-performance vehicle. The wheels come sized 22×9 and 22×10.5 in the front and rear, respectively. Matching the Sophisto Gray metallic w/ BMW Frozen iElectric Blue accents of the vehicle is a wheel finish combination thahttps://www.adv1wheels.com/wheel-collection/adv510-track-spec-advanced-series-wheels/t consists of Fine Textured Gunmetal wheel centers and Polished Matte Blue lips.
The final touch on this build is a set of Tikore titanium lug nuts. This lightweight fastening option ensures both durability & weight reduction, giving owners of high-performance vehicles a perfect finishing touch for their newly purchased set of custom made aftermarket wheels.
While the BMW i8 might find itself more at home in the twisty windy roads of the Alps, the serene scenery of a Miami beach provided us with the second-best backdrop for this photoshoot. Unlike its siblings, battling snow & ice in Germany, this BMW i8 is clearly on the receiving end of some perfect Florida weather. Grab a quick look at the entire media gallery of this build in the photoshoot below.