BMW i8 2019: Erlkönig with wider sport tires caught

Sometimes the most exciting elements of a vehicle, showing only those that look particularly accurate. Our reader Robert falls in this category and has to be seen in the case of a roadside parked BMW i8 Erlkönig more accurate than all the others, because the real characteristics of the prototypes are not put under the wrapping foil, but under the wheel arches: The prototype is on designated sport tires in a Dimension that was so far from the factory for no i8 available and, therefore, could be quite a note on the continuing development of a BMW i8s.

The sport tires type Michelin Pilot Super Sport would be in itself a reason for a closer look at the vehicle, its width, however, is even more remarkable: a notice of 245 mm front and 275 mm rear – 30 mm more than the so far widest available set of wheels and a clear indication of the desire for additional traction and greater driving dynamics.

Concrete plans for a more powerful and sportier positioned BMW i8s there is not according to our information, currently, but maybe the friends is particularly high, the curve may speeds, at least on the range of wider tires from the factory to look forward to. On the whole tried and tested wide tyres would undoubtedly allow for noticeably higher cornering speeds and for even more driving fun. In addition to the sports tires is wearing the prototype and the additional add-on parts for the optional aerodynamics packagefor more downforce on the front and rear axle provides.

As standard, the BMW i8 Facelift stands on 20-inch wheels with 195 mm wide tyres on the front and 215er-rear tire. For a sports car in a very narrow tyres contributes to the Hybrid-athletes can realize low consumption: 1,8 l / 100 km in the new data sheet in accordance with the WLTP, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 42 grams per kilometre.

Since the Facelift on the 55-Kilometer increase in the electric range allows it i8 customers, to be almost without regard to the state of charge of the battery, on the go: anyone Who considers themselves reasonably to the requirements of the road traffic regulations, the battery in the framework of the public road transport never accidentally empty.

If the electric motor sends its peak power of 143 HP to the front wheels and the 231-HP three-cylinder petrol engine will be retrieved in the rear, accelerates the i8 in 4.4 seconds to 100 km/h. The Intermediate sprint from 80 to 120 in fourth gear within 3.4 seconds, the top speed is 250 km/h.

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