BMW continues its i8 video series with this one focused on the vehicle's LifeDrive architecture:
"With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the LiveDrive architecture of the BMW i8."
As a refresher, LifeDrive is explained by BMW as follows:
"BMW LifeDrive is the first architecture to be custom-built for electric cars. It is made up of two separate units: the Life module, the passenger cell made of carbon, and the Drive module with suspension and drive components and the high-voltage battery. The advantage? By securely housing all drive components in the lower module, there is no tunnel running through the middle of the car, thus leaving more room for passengers. The LifeDrive architecture not only compensates for the extra weight of the battery, it also lowers the car’s centre of gravity, giving every BMW i the kind of agility you've grown to expect from BMW."