Undoubtedly, the BMW i8 is a success story for the brand and a halo car in its own way. The i8 is also the testbed for new technologies and design, and it will likely spawn some worthy successors. It is a glimpse into the motoring future delivering high-performance and futuristic design. Simply put, the i8 is a great combination of ecology, engineering and design, all wrapped up in a single vehicle.
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BMW i8 utilizes 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).
Vossen has equipped this BMW i8 with a set of Forged VPS-309 wheels, a lightweight aftermarket wheel setup. These custom wheels ensure the vehicle’s exterior looks have been revamped without impeding performance. The lowered i8 seen here looks clean and aggressive with these wheels.
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