Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

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 w...

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.

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

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.  

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

Blacked Out BMW i8 On HRE Wheels

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BMW M6 With Vorsteiner Aero And Flow Forged Wheels

Getting that perfect combination of an exterior finish and aftermarket additions is almost always hard to achieve. With this Alpine White BMW M6, the owner managed to accomplish that. The work was completed by Trinity Autosports and it features sever...

Getting that perfect combination of an exterior finish and aftermarket additions is almost always hard to achieve. With this Alpine White BMW M6, the owner managed to accomplish that. The work was completed by Trinity Autosports and it features several high-profile Vorsteiner Aero additions, alongside their newly introduced V-FF 103 Flow Forged wheels. The M6 is powered by a 4.4 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 engine delivering 560 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. The Launch Control feature lets your engine achieve maximum acceleration from a standing start, so you can brandish every lb-ft right off the line. The car accelerates from a 0 to 62mph (0-100km/h) in 4.3 seconds. With an electronically limited top speed of 155mph (250km/h), it can keep up on both the street and the track with most of today’s sportscars.

BMW M6 With Vorsteiner Aero And Flow Forged Wheels

The Aero parts chosen are the Aero Side Blades, Aero Rear Deck Lid Spoiler, Aero Rear Diffuser and the Vorsteiner’s newest GTS-V Front Add-on Spoiler. These give the BMW M6 quite an interesting and aggressive exterior appeal, further accentuating the Bavarian carmaker’s luxury sports coupe. All of the parts are constructed of the finest Autoclaved Pre-Impregnated Carbon Fiber. Vorsteiner Carbon Fiber provides superior stiffness, aerospace strength and durability compared to traditional hand laid carbon fiber composites. Performance, rigidity and aesthetic appeal are the main design goals for all of our parts. The wheels installed are Vorsteiner V-FF 103 Flow Forged wheels. They come in sizes of 21×9.5 front and 21×11 rear, utilizing a concave profile in the front and a deep concave profile for the rear. With a Carbon Graphite finish, they offer a unique contrasting touch to the white exterior finish. More images of this build are available in the media gallery below.

BMW M6 With Vorsteiner Aero And Flow Forged Wheels

BMW M6 With Vorsteiner Aero And Flow Forged Wheels

BMW M6 With Vorsteiner Aero And Flow Forged Wheels

BMW M6 With Vorsteiner Aero And Flow Forged Wheels

BMW M6 With Vorsteiner Aero And Flow Forged Wheels

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World Premier: The Limited BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition

Available for a limited period only, the new special edition BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition puts a new angle on the immediately recognisable BMW… The post World Premier: The Limited BMW i8 Protonic… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit m...

Available for a limited period only, the new special edition BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition puts a new angle on the immediately recognisable BMW… The post World Premier: The Limited BMW i8 Protonic… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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World Premier: The BMW M760i xDrive

Let the battle begin. Earlier this week Alpina unleashed the 600 hp B7 xDrive. Blending high performance and luxury the B7 immediately became the… The post World Premier: The BMW M760i xDrive… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w...

Let the battle begin. Earlier this week Alpina unleashed the 600 hp B7 xDrive. Blending high performance and luxury the B7 immediately became the… The post World Premier: The BMW M760i xDrive… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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BMW to Electrify Geneva with 740e Plug-in Hybrid, i8 Protonic Red

Special-edition i8, plug-in-hybrid 7 Series head to Geneva. ...

Special-edition i8, plug-in-hybrid 7 Series head to Geneva.

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BMW M3 and M4 at Tokyo Auto Salon 2016

Photos from the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon (the Japanese equivalent of SEMA) of tuner M3 and M4. ...

Photos from the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon (the Japanese equivalent of SEMA) of tuner M3 and M4.

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Carbon Fiber BMW M3 / M4 M Performance Lip is Here to Replace Your Plastic Ones

The BMW M Performance front spoiler lip is finally here for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Until now, this lip was only available in black plastic. ...

The BMW M Performance front spoiler lip is finally here for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Until now, this lip was only available in black plastic.

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BMW Motorrad Sales Up Nearly 20% in January

Following its most successful sales year ever, BMW Motorrad started the new year with another big increase in sales. For the month of January 2016, sales increased 19.6% compared with January of last year. In total 7,488 BMW motorcycles and maxi-sco...

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Following its most successful sales year ever, BMW Motorrad started the new year with another big increase in sales. For the month of January 2016, sales increased 19.6% compared with January of last year. In total 7,488 BMW motorcycles and maxi-scooters were delivered to customers around the world in the month, making it the division’s best […]

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2017 BMW M760i xDrive is a 12-Cylinder High-Performance Luxury Sedan

Alpina B7 says what? ...

Alpina B7 says what?

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VIDEO: BMW X5 M vs Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

What is the most important metric when buying an SUV these days? Quarter mile times, for sure. It seems as if every automobile company is looking to make an SUV that can beat nearly any sports car in a drag race. First, it started out as just the Ger...

What is the most important metric when buying an SUV these days? Quarter mile times, for sure. It seems as if every automobile company is looking to make an SUV that can beat nearly any sports car in a drag race. First, it started out as just the Germans doing it, with BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche all participating in the madness. Then the Americans got involved, with the Jeep SRT, then the British with the Range Rover SVR and soon the Italians are coming in as well, with the Lamborghini Urus. So it’s a big monster SUV party now. The three best, though, are the BMW X5 M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Those three are the best combinations of power, performance and everyday usability. So Autocar thought it best to get the three together for a drag race and see which is the fastest. The Jeep SRT has the least going for it in this test. It’s the heaviest car of the bunch and the least powerful, packing only 475 hp. But the 6.4 liter HEMI V8 is naturally-aspirated, meaning better throttle response than the Germans’ turbocharged engines. Though, to be honest, it doesn’t make a hoot of a difference in this test. It does look cool, though.

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The BMW X5 M crushes the Jeep SRT, in terms of power/weight. It’s almost 100 lbs lighter than the Jeep but packs nearly 100 more hp, boasting 567 from a 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8. And, because of its twin-turbos, it delivers all of its grunt in one massive shot off the line. If the driver can get the revs just right with launch control, and keep the car in full boost, the X5 M will fire off the line like a supercar.The BMW X5 M is faster than anything weighing over 5,000 lbs should be. Porsche’s aging Cayenne Turbo S actually makes a bit more power than the BMW, packing 570 hp from its twin-turbo 4.8 liter V8. Given that the Turbo S is the most powerful, and the lightest by just a bit, you’d figure it would be the fastest car in the test. Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo S has always been the benchmark for fast SUVs, so can the BMW X5 M or Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT take it down.

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The answer is yes and no. When the three line up for the race the first time, the BMW driver jumps the gun a bit and blows all three away. But being that the BMW driver cheated, they do the race over again. This time, the BMW X5 M still gets off the line quicker than the other two, but the Porsche is very close behind. However, the X5 M starts to gain distance and starts to put the Cayenne Turbo S away. Meanwhile, the Jeep SRT is left in the dust, as its much weaker engine can’t keep up with the twin-turbocharged Germans. A Hellcat would have likely performed better. In the end, the BMW X5 M wins by quite a large margin, proving that the engineers at BMW’s M Division or more magicians than anything else. The article VIDEO: BMW X5 M vs Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo S appeared first on BMW BLOG

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