February 26, 2024
BMW Concept Cars

BMW i8 Concept Spyder in the spotlight

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW pulled the wraps off the i8 Concept Spyder, namely the convertible version of the upcoming BMW i8 Coupe, a plug-in hybrid model scheduled to enter the market somewhere in 2014.

However, the BMW i8 Concept Spyder is only a prototype and BMW has no plans to introduce it in mass production, at least for now.

BMW i8 Concept Spyder
BMW i8 Concept Spyder

Under the bonnet sits a hybrid system with a 220-horsepower petrol engine and an electric motor developing 129 horses.

BMW i8 Concept Spyder
BMW i8 Concept Spyder

The combined output reaches 349 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque for a 0-100 km/h acceleration in 5 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h.

BMW i8 Concept Spyder
BMW i8 Concept Spyder

At the exterior, BMW opted for laser headlights, a shorter wheelbase, new hood and windscreen but also a new rear diffuser.

“The BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive is an open-top two-seater embodying a form of personal mobility with equal sporting and emotional appeal,” says the Munich-based company.

BMW i8 Concept Spyder
BMW i8 Concept Spyder

The lithium-ion batteries used by the new BMW i8 Concept Spyder provide a zero-emission driving range of 30 kilometers which means a combined fuel economy of 3 liters/100km.

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