The BMW i8 garners most of the by-passers’ attention thanks to its futuristic looks, a powerful powertrain and impressive fuel economy. Developed especially for this model, the powertrain is a combination of a 1.5 liter three-cylinder petrol engine and electric motors, powering all four wheels. The combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8.
Furthermore, there is a 96 kW/131 hp electric drive as well, which 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). Thanks to this powertrain combination, the BMW i8 will accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 4.2 seconds. The hybrid is capable of going all the way up to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph (250km/h).
To many, the BMW i8 is one of the most complete cars when the exterior design is concerned. However, many have voiced their concern about the design of the factory wheels offered for this vehicle. Luckily, the aftermarket industry comes with plenty of answers to this pressing question.
For the owner of this matte black BMW i8, the choice landed with a set of EDC Challenge forged wheels. While the i8 comes with futuristic looks, these wheels add that classical Y-Spoke design and big lips – a mix of new and old. The owner of this vehicle went with wheel sizes of 22×9.5 and 22×11.5 in the front and rear, respectively. With the stylish Matte Bronze finish, the wheels complement the matte black beast quite nicely.
With the Matte Black finish, custom bronze wheels, an interesting license plate and a great stance, this BMW i8 sure looks the part. Take a look at the complete media gallery of this vehicle right below.