BMW i8 Concept Spyder with BMW eDrive in Beijing. New designation for the drive technology of all future electric and plug-in hybrid cars.
The BMW i8 Concept Spyder is celebrating its world premiere at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing (23 April – 2 May 2012) and the rear-end of the car clearly bears the eDrive emblem for the new technology. In future, the designation eDrive will identify the drive technology for all electric and plug-in hybrid cars from BMW i.
BMW eDrive comprises the components of the electric drivetrain: the electric motor developed in-house by BMW, the lithium-ion battery, and finally the intelligent motor management system. This technology ensures that electromobility with BMW eDrive offers a unique experience. This is because the full torque of the electric motor is available from a standing start and the acceleration unfolds continuously in thoroughbred electric vehicles until the top speed is attained. Vehicles with BMW eDrive technology are therefore extremely agile and offer enormous driving pleasure. The lithium-ion battery cells and the intelligent motor management system also offer a substantial increase in range and power for the vehicle.
The future will see BMW eDrive technology empowering all electric drives – electric and plug-in vehicles from BMW i – giving them the capability for being particularly dynamic and smart.
- High performance 3-cylinder petrol engine (164 kW) in rear with i3's electric motor (limited to 96 kW) in front
- Total torque of 550 Nm (300Nm petrol engine + 250 Nm electric motor)
- 3 driving modes - electric, petrol, or both engines at once
- 1,630 kg
- 0-100kph (62mph): 5.0 seconds
- 80-120 km/h (50-75 mph): 4.0 seconds
- Top speed: 250kph (155mph) (limited)
- 3 L/100km / 94 mpg imp
- 50:50 weight distribution
|Specifications ||BMW i8 Concept Spyder|
|Number of seats||2|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||1630|
|Top Speed||250 km/h (155 mph) electr. governed|
|0-100 kph (s)||5.0 |
|System Output||260 kW / 550 NM|
|Twin Power Turbo Engine||164 kW / 300 Nm|
|Fuel Consumption (EU)||3.0 l/100km - 94mpg imp|
|eDrive output electric motor||96kw|
|electric range||approx. 27-30 km (17-19 miles)|
|battery charge time||standard: 1.45 h for 100%|
|Luggage Compartment||approx. 100 litres|