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This is a fabulously beautiful concept car from BMW which is named as the BMW i8 Concept Spyder unveiled at Munich. The best thing about this concept is its eco-friendly feature that has been tweaked to suit the urban life. So far, the BMW ‘i’ has unveiled two new concepts in the market ‘i3’ and now the most recent ‘i8’ which is completely ready to increase the heartbeats of many. This new BMW i8 concept is the low-slung concept in its family and was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show.


It was also unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show where the display was increased by 50% with the addition of an open-top sports car (convertibles), the BMW i8 Concept Spyder.

Comparing it with the i8 coupe model, the i8 Spyder goes 6 inches shorter in length and about an inch thinner with 50.3 inch of height and three inch shorter than the coupe version. Also the wheelbase is measured 6-inch shorter than the coupe and measures 104.3 inch. The car has received greater structural rigidity with additional pounds of weight (around 300 pounds more) than the Coupe model which weighs 3200 pounds.

Due to its increased weight, the fuel efficiency is slightly disturbed.

Apart from this, the BMW i8 Concept Spyder comes packed with eDrive-badged Spyder which talks about its amazing fuel efficient. The car accommodates under its hood a 1.5 liter TwinPower turbo gas engine of 3-cylinder that delivers a whopping 220 horsepower and 221 pound feet of torque. This engine is located at the back of the car.

It is equipped with rail thin Bridgestone Ecopias. Moreover, the car also comes loaded with a front mounted eDrive plug-in motor power that churns out 129 horsepower.

The exterior of this car is simply awe-inspiring with a set of 21 inches front wheels. The combo engine gives amazing capacity where the car can make a quick sprint of 0-62 mpg in just 5 seconds which is a great achievement. Basically, it is a 50/50 weight distribution on both front and rear of the car that makes it athlete on the road with capability of zig-zagging around easily and efficiently while delivering greater fuel economy.

When this concept car will be driven in city in front wheel drive mode, it will give you a run of up to 19 miles which is achievable on complete electricity. However, the engineers are working on it to bring out additional 30 miles for the production model.

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

The car uses rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that requires high voltage alternator to get recharged. The car is fabulously engineered with a new LifeDrive architecture technology which can be found in other future BMW products as well.

As said by the automaker, this car is designed with aeroflaps, AirCurtains and several other louvers which make this stunning car production-ready. The exterior body enjoys layers, interlocking, overlapping lines and surfaces, and several other highlights including the aerodynamic flow of carbon-fiber panel. This concept car also features two folding kickboards under the rear glass hatch, low energy LaserLight headlamps and U-shaped taillights, altogether make the car look unique and breathtaking.

Moreover, this concept is basically a convertible model that comes equipped with a folding carbon fiber roof which can anytime be used as a covered roof.

The car can be driven in three different modes – ECO, PRO and SPORT. The control buttons are placed at the left side of the drive select knob. Also added is an 8.8 inch 3D display that provides information of hybrid system, multimedia options and navigation commands.

BMW engineers have also provided new technological options that assist drivers in everyday life by giving them access to their smartphones. Drivers get help through the programs such as CarFinder that helps finding a car in a large parking lot, and also can find nearest charging stations. Another program is also added that turns the interior and powertrain to an ideal operating temperature.

The dashboard, seats and doors have received soft orange-tinged hides. At the interior, BMW used carbon fiber addition and unique high grade plastics.

BMW i8 Concept Spyder
BMW i8 Concept Spyder
BMW i8 Concept Spyder
BMW i8 Concept Spyder
BMW i8 Concept Spyder
BMW i8 Concept Spyder
BMW i8 Concept Spyder

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