THE LIFEDRIVE CONCEPT.
The BMW i3 and BMW i8 are based on the forward-thinking LifeDrive design principle. LifeDrive consists of two horizontally separated, independent modules for the body. The aluminium Drive module forms the chassis and includes the battery, engine and basic structural and crash functions. The Life module is the first one ever to use carbon-fibre reinforced plastic and combines lightweight construction with a very high level of crash safety.