Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

BMW i, Models, Tuning | February 12th, 2016 by 0
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The owner of this BMW i8 decided to give his plug-in hybrid sports car a blacked out overall exterior appeal. After the wrap and some …

The owner of this BMW i8 decided to give his plug-in hybrid sports car a blacked out overall exterior appeal. After the wrap and some minor visual details, it was time for upgrading the ride’s shoes, namely adding some aftermarket wheels.

The wheels are installed by Wheels Boutique and feature a matte black finish. These HRE P101 are sized 22×9 and 22×10.5 in the front and rear, respectively. These are wrapped in a set of 245/30/22 and 285/25/22 sized (front and rear) Pirelli P Zero tires.

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The BMW i8 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).

The powertrain allows the BMW i8 to sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in in 4.8 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 260 km/h (160 mph). More details of this aftermarket wheel setup are available in the photoshoot below.

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