Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 BMW i8
The BMW i8 really stands out in the car world. It’s considered ugly by some and gorgeous by others. It was one of the first performance models from BMW to make use of a hybrid drivetrain and, despite the fact that it had a very limited all-electric range, it still delivered exactly what most customers wanted. Unfortunately, the world isn’t long for the i8 as BMW has recently hinted that there won’t be a successor, but the current model should stick around for a while as it was recently updated for the 2019 model year. There wasn’t a lot that came new for 2019, but there were some minor tweaks to the drivetrain, a slightly larger battery pack, and some other styling changes here and there – just enough to keep things fresh.
A 1.5-liter, three-cylinder gasoline engine provided a little bit of getup while the hybrid drivetrain did the rest. All told, there was 228 ponies and 236 pound-feet of torque from the engine and another 141 ponies and 184 pound-feet from the motor. It can hit 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and tops out at 155 mph (or 75 mph in EV mode) It’s not the fastest car on the block, but it sure does look pretty cool. So, we asked ourselves: why not make it the wallpaper of the day? And, we did. You can take our hand-picked favorite or browse the gallery below for more cool choices.
2019 BMW i8 Desktop Wallpaper
Read our full review of the BMW i8 or zip on down to the gallery below for more cool wallpaper options
2019 BMW i8 Specifications
|Drive concept||Hybrid-specific all-wheel drive: combustion engine sends power to the|
rear wheels, electric motor sends power to the front wheels
|Drive type||hybrid AWD|
|Engine||rear-mounted turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder|
|Electric motor||front-mounted synchronous|
|Engine transmission||six-speed automatic|
|Motor transmission||two-speed automatic|
|Engine output||228 HP @ 5,800 RPM, 236 LB-FT @ 3,700 RPM|
|Motor output||141 HP @ 4,800 RPM, 184 LB-FT @ 4,800 RPM|
|0-to-60 mph||4.2 seconds|
|Top speed||155 mph (electronically limited)|
|Top Speed (electric)||75 mph|
|All-electric range||18 miles|
|Estimated fuel economy||70 MPGe|
|Battery cell capacity||Ah 34|
|Energy capacity (gross)||kWh 11.6|
|Charging time for 80 % charge||2 h at 3.6 kW (16 A / 230 V)|
|Charging time for 100 % charge||3 h at 3.6 kW (16 A / 230 V)|
|Charging time for 100 % charge||4.5 h from domestic power socket (10 A / 230 V)|
Read our full review on the 2019 BMW i8 Coupe.
Read our full review on the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster.
Read our full speculative review on the 2020 BMW i8.
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