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BMW Unveils i8 Spyder Concept

By David Ponce

BMW is going to town with their i8 cars. The above is the third instalment in their electric-gas hybrids: the i8 Spyder. It’s a shorter car, and one with two less spots for passengers. And one less roof. And while some might find it ugly, we think it looks awesome! Some specs:

96 kW/131 hp on the front, coupled with a 164 kW/223 hp gasoline engine on the back, which accelerate the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

As far as fuel consumption goes, BMW claims 3 liters per 100 km (62 miles), with 30 kilometres (19 miles) of autonomy on electric power alone.

There’s even a rumour that BMW will stash two electric scooters in the trunk, though there aren’t much details on these. The New York Auto Show is coming up, and so is Beijing’s so we should have more information then. Considering BMW plans to make the other i8 cars, pretty much as-is, there’s a good chance that the Spyder version will see production at some point in the future, unlike so many such futuristic looking concepts.

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  • http://www.tucargadorsolar.com/ Tu Cargador Solar

    Great concept car. Looks beutiful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Dodt/100001863272267 Ed Dodt

    I’M SURPRISED THEY FORGOT TO PUT DINGLEBERRIES AROUND ALL THE WINDOWS! 

  • http://profiles.google.com/juliewatson9999 Julie Watson

    BMW is known as one of the best reputed brand all over the world. This BMW i8 Spyder seems to be amazing one and i am sure this car will rock and gather good market share in future.