Tuned BMW i8 Pumps Out More Horsepower, Torque

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 5

Tuned BMW i8 On The Dyno

Tuned BMW i8 On The Dyno

Tuned BMW i8

Tuned BMW i8

BR-Performance Netherlands claims to be the first tuning company to actually extract more horsepower and torque out of the BMW i8.

Typically, “tuning” for plug-in electric cars has been limited to body kits and suspension mods, but BR-Performance Netherlands wasn’t about to follow the norm.

Instead, BR-Performance Netherlands set out to get more oomph out of the i8 and the company actually succeeded.

BR-Performance Netherlands extracted 13 more horsepower from the i8’s 1.5-liter gas engine, which isn’t a lot, but torque shot up by a remarkable 71 pound-feet. That’s certainly enough to make a significant difference in off-the-line acceleration.

No acceleration figures were released, but the 71 additional pound-feet of torque have to cut the 0 to 60 MPH time by at least a few tenths of a second from the stock car’s 4.2 seconds (or 3.8 seconds, according to Road & Track).

Source: BMWBLOG

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5 responses to "Tuned BMW i8 Pumps Out More Horsepower, Torque"

  1. Elroy says:

    Didn’t I just read the factory i8 will come with a bigger increase from the factory in the near future.

    1. Clive says:

      Yes. It will have a 2.0L vs 1.5L on the snall ICE engine.

  2. Brian says:

    “Typically, “tuning” for plug-in electric cars has been limited to body kits and suspension mods, but BR-Performance Netherlands wasn’t about to follow the norm.”

    Yeah, they tuned a gas engine….. so this is exactly like tuning a ICE car.

    1. Aaron says:

      +1

  3. zikzak says:

    I’ll be amazed the day these tuners will rewind the stator of the (other) motor.