Hybrid performance meets high-quality aftermarket forged wheels
While some have argued that going full electric or just producing an extremely powerful, petrol powered supercar was the way to go, BMW had other ideas. For them, the BMW i8 is not really a vehicle they ever intended to produce in greater numbers. It was always – alongside its smaller BMW i3 sibling – a testbed for new tech coming out of the Munich research labs. In a nutshell, the BMW i8 is the most advanced high-performance machine the Bavarian car maker currently offers as part of their product range.
In the end, the BMW marks a stepping stone in BMW’s product evolution that will eventually yield a fully electric battery-powered high-performance mode. The hybrid machine perfectly matches an impressive futuristic design with impeccable performance. It combines awe-inspiring handling, great performance, and impressive fuel economy in one, thus creating a vehicle that is popular all across the board.
BMW developed this powertrain specifically for the i8. It uses a combination of a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine and a set of highly efficient electric motors, powering all four wheels of this vehicle. The combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8. The 96 kW/131 hp electric drive, on the other hand, joins in the power generation and provides traction for the front wheels. Together, this combination yields a power rating of 374 hp and 570 Nm of torque. In turn, this combination allows for an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).
Performance wise, the BMW i8 will have no problem with most performance cars it encounters on the roads today. The i8 will sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 4.2 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 155mph (250km/h), all the while, having company stated NEDC-equivalent values for fuel consumption at 1.8l/100km and power consumption of 14.0kWh/100 kilometers. This equates to CO2 emissions of up to 42 g/km. In comparison, the Tesla Motors factory figures state that the Model S P90D has a 20.0 kWh/100 km rating, joined by a 2.2l/100km equivalent fuel consumption. The company figures for CO2 emissions state that a Model S produces 28g of CO2 per kilometer.
When our CEO Henrique Cisneros and our long-term media partner Victor Carillo decided to tackle the 2018 Gumball 3000 Rally in Japan last year, the BMW i8 seemed like an obvious choice. An attention-grabbing, high-performance hybrid coupe matched with a set of custom-made wheels proved to be a great fit for this event. it features a set of newly-released ADV510 Track Spec Advanced Series wheels, giving it an impeccable and aggressive appeal. For this vehicle, the wheels are machined in sizes of 22×9 in the front and 22×11.5 in the rear. Furthermore, the wheels feature a Fine Texture Gunmetal finish for the wheel centers and Polished Matte Blue lips – perfectly matching the iElectric Blue of the BMW i8 itself. Finally, the 50/50 Exposed Hardware Option adds that perfect finishing touch to this wheel setup.
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