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

Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 BMW i8 Exterior Wallpaper quality
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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
High-voltage battery
Storage technology Lithium-ion
Voltage V 355
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)


Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 BMW i8 Exterior Wallpaper quality
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2019 BMW i8 Roadster Exterior Wallpaper quality
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2020 BMW i8 Exterior Exclusive Renderings Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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2020 BMW i8

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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read full bio
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