Official: BMW i8 Spyder ConceptBMW, CAR NEWS — BY LAWRENCE ON APRIL 1, 2012 AT 4:26 PM — NO COMMENTS
BMW released the BMW i8 Concept Spyder this morning, said to be a pre-production version of the BMW i8 coupe. Despite news in the past that the BMW i8 would not be produced, the overwhelming consensus is that we will now see the sports car on the road in 2015.
The BMW i8 Concept Spyder is a plug-in hybrid powered by a high-performance electric motor and a petrol combustion engine. The lithium-ion battery features 131hp and powers the front axle whilst a three-cylinder petrol engine sends 223hp to the rear. The whole system gives the driver 354hp and 550Nm of torque to play with, enough for 0-100km/h in five seconds and an electronically governed top speed of 250km/h.