Published on 11 May 2012 by Elxwave
Video dedicated to the BMW i8 Spyder Concept, presented for the first time to the public during the last Beijing Motor Show. Here is just a reminder of the main features of the innovative German prototype: it measures 4.48 m in length and 1.92 m in width, in comparison to the four-seat coupe version has a shorter wheel-base and has a folding roof in two sections.
The combined output of its supercharged engine and electric motor is rated at 354 hp. The i8 Spyder Concept accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds, reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h and has an average fuel consumption of 3.0 l/100 km, while its range on electric energy alone is 30 km.
The car handles with precision the traction between the front or rear axle, prioritising performance or autonomy according to the driver’s cruising mode selection. There are three different driving modes to choose from: Eco, Pro and Sport. The modular LifeDrive architecture, with CFRP body, integrates the battery inside the central energy tunnel.