BMWi i8 LifeDrive Architecture

Sports car proportions meet an extraordinary lightweight concept. The LifeDrive architecture is made up of two units that correspond exactly to the requirements of intelligent lightweight construction. The Drive module is the aluminium bodyshell. The high-voltage battery and drive components in the front and back are accommodated here. The Life module is the ultra-light passenger cell made of high-strength carbon. It compensates for the extra weight of the electric motor and the high-voltage battery. In its entirety it’s known as the LifeDrive concept and makes the BMW i8 the forerunner of the hybrid generation. With a lightweight construction concept that fits like a bespoke suit: to bring full sportiness and well-planned sustainability efficiently to the street.

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