BMW i3 Tuned by iND Distribution Looks Meaner than Usual

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The BMW i3 is not your usual run-of-the-mill Bimmer that can be tuned with a random set of wheels and some new piggyback tuning kits for the engine. It’s not because the Germans claim it is special but because it really is different from everything else they make.
That didn’t stop the guys from iND Distribution from taking a swing at making one of the i3s that came by their shop a little more... enticing, to say the least. Therefore, they fitted the EV with a couple of tricked out parts.

As you may very well know, in the effort of making the i3 as eco-friendly as possible, the Munich-based manufacturer built it using a couple of special measures. By that we’re referring to stuff like the wheels and the body that are nowhere near ordinary.

For example, the wheels specially built, to be as narrow and tall as possible. For the i3, BMW had to get custom tires made so that they fit the thin profile of the rims. Needless to say that since iND Distribution deals with wheel vendors quite often, it wasn’t a problem getting custom-made rims for their project as well.

This time HRE Wheels jumped at the chance to offer a new set of wheels for the EV, their 303 M model being the perfect fit, particularly after they were painted in electric blue.

You might notice that the i3 also lost a few inches in ground clearance. Well, that wasn’t accidental and it’s all because iND wanted a better stance for it, and they installed a set of Cobra lowering springs under the CFRP body shells of the car, to bring it lower.

As far as exterior changes go, the first electric vehicle from BMW is already looking distinctive, so no big changes were needed. What the tuner did was add painted reflectors all around, new surrounds for the fog lights, replaced the i Blue surrounds here and there with black ones and added carbon fiber bits on the front bumper and mirror caps.

With the electric motor working the rear axle silently, there’s nothing the guys could do in terms of performance but with an acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 7 seconds flat, this 170 HP EV is all but slow.
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