Let’s face it – when it comes to building high-end vehicles, Germans are the masters, and their cars are always at the very top of the lists regarding quality and overall performances. The German precision and attention to detail are remarkable, and when you combine this feature with advanced technology they own – you get incredible supercars and powerful four-wheeled beasts. BMW is one of their top tier companies, and this global brand has been producing top-notch vehicles for decades. However, they are not just looking back at their impressive and spotless tradition and history, and this giant of the automotive industry is creating the cars of the future as well.
The Features And Characteristics Of BMW i8
For those of you who are not familiar with this particular model, BMW i8 is a futuristic conceptual vehicle which has already hit the streets and customers can enjoy the multitude of benefits that this car can bring. Since it originates from the M1 model, the i8 version is a thoroughbred sports car, and even though it is a hybrid – it does not lack power or charisma. As a matter of fact, BMW i8 can reach speeds of up to 155 mph, and it reaches 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds. These impressive numbers come from the fact that two separate engines power this German high-tech speedster. One engine is electric, and it powers the front wheels while the other one is located behind the driver and it runs on gasoline. Combined – they work like a charm, giving this extraordinary car four-wheel drive and instant acceleration.
How To Boost The Performances Of i8
It can be a bit of challenge to improve on something which is already near-perfect, and this means that you have to make i8 even stronger than it already was. However, a couple of tweaks and engine remapping have allowed us to get the best of this ultimate driving machine, and since this sporty car is so light – it does not need all that much strength to fly down the highway like a rocket. Its petrol engine is a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine, and together with the electric engine which is capable of producing 129 horsepower – BMW i8 has the total power of 357 horsepower and 570 Nm of torque.
Adding a front splitter and a rear diffuser allowed us to create additional downforce on this model, and this resulted in better handling at top speeds. Also, minor adjustments have improved the overall fuel economy of the car, which is already great on its own, but our modifications have enhanced the efficiency just a little bit more. All turbocharged engines are very “tuneable,” and the same rule applies to the machine that powers this concept, and it was possible to extract a couple more horsepower from the BMW i8 by replacing the stock induction kit and exhaust system with customized aftermarket additions. The ECU and software alterations resulted in higher top speeds and better acceleration, and that is why our version of the remarkable BMW i8 is even better than the stock model.