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Lightbulb Paris 2012: BMW i8 Spyder Concept

Paris 2012: BMW i8 Spyder Concept

The 2012 Concept Vehicle of the Year Award winner, the electric hybrid BMW i8 Spyder Concept [Official Info Thread], made its first auto show appearance since its world premiere at the Beijing auto show in April.

This was our first look at the i8 Spyder in person and I found it even more impressive and eye catching than the coupe version. We previously put together a photo comparison you can see to form your opinion.

Vital Stats
  • 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

Tech Specifications

Specifications BMW i8 Concept Spyder
Length (mm)4480
Height (mm)1208
Width (mm)1922
Wheelbase (mm)2650
Number of seats2
Kerb Weight (kg)1630
Top Speed250 km/h (155 mph) electr. governed
0-100 kph (s)5.0
80-120kph (s)4.0
System Output260 kW / 550 NM
Twin Power Turbo Engine164 kW / 300 Nm
Fuel Consumption (EU)3.0 l/100km - 94mpg imp
eDrive output electric motor96kw
electric rangeapprox. 27-30 km (17-19 miles)
battery charge timestandard: 1.45 h for 100%
Luggage Compartmentapprox. 100 litres

BMW i8 Spyder Concept at 2012 Paris Auto Show