BMW i8 gets HRE wheels

BMW i, Models, Tuning | April 29th, 2015 by 2
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The BMW i8 is one of the most innovative cars ever built by the Munich-based automaker. It uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a …

The BMW i8 is one of the most innovative cars ever built by the Munich-based automaker. It uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system.

The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive 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).

Its exotic looks has received accolades from customers and journalists around the world, and it’s considered to be BMW’s flagship car.

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So what can you add visually to an already perfect car? Many would resort to some carbon fiber aero parts but that will be in a way pointless on a car that was built with aerodynamics in mind. So next best thing is a set of custom wheels that will make it stand out even more on the street. Not that it needs to…

This particular BMW i8 went to Wheels Boutique who added a set of HRE RS102 wheels. The wheels come in sizes of 22×9 and 22×10.5 in the front and rear, a perfect fit for the futuristic looking hybrid. The wheels are finished in a vibrant blue color which works well with the other blue accents on the car.

Additionally, this i8 was lowered by utilizing a set of lowering springs, making the car look even more aggressive.

For a full view of this BMW i8, please take a look at these photos by Keenan Warner.

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Wheels Boutique Adds HRE Wheels To A Gorgeous BMW i8

Wheels Boutique Adds HRE Wheels To A Gorgeous BMW i8

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