Sports car proportions meet an extraordinary lightweight concept, in which the engineers have dispensed with every unnecessary gram. The LifeDrive architecture is made up of two units that correspond exactly to the requirements of intelligent lightweight construction. The first component is the Drive module, an aluminium chassis, with the electric motor located in its front section. In the rear part of the Drive module is the 3-cylinder petrol engine. Joining the two sections is the high-voltage battery. The second component of the LifeDrive architecture is the Life module, the ultra-light passenger cell made of high-strength carbon. It also plays a part in compensating for the additional weight of the electric motor and the high-voltage battery. This combination is known as the LifeDrive concept and makes the BMW i8 the forerunner of the hybrid generation. With a made-to-measure lightweight construction concept: the perfect, and efficient, way to bring maximum sportiness and ingenious sustainability to the streets.