BMW i8 hybrid sportscar gets new “shoes”

BMW i, Models, Tuning | May 17th, 2016 by 5
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Wheels Boutique, a Miami-based tuning company, decided to give this BMW i8 a small makeover. The hybrids sportscar drops the original BMW wheels for a …

Wheels Boutique, a Miami-based tuning company, decided to give this BMW i8 a small makeover. The hybrids sportscar drops the original BMW wheels for a custom set made by ADV.1 Wheels. This setup features wheels sized 22×9.5 in the front and 22×10.5 in the rear, while being lightweight. The wheels come with a Matte Gunmetal, Custom Polished Matte Peek-a-Blue finish combination.

No power upgrades were put in place at the moment, so the i8 runs on the stock 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).

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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).

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Given that the BMW i8 comes with such an impressive, futuristic looking design, it is perfectly logical to get a new photoshoot. Done by William Stern Photography, the images below showcase the Sophisto Grey BMW i8 in all its glory.

5 responses to “BMW i8 hybrid sportscar gets new “shoes””

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