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BMW i8 Roadster Wins North American Concept Car of the Year Award

BMW i8 Roadster Wins North American Concept Car of the Year Award for Best Production Preview Vehicle.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 2, 2013…
The BMW i8 Roadster won the North American Concept Car of the year Award in 2012 and it has been crowned again this year, now as the Best Production Preview Vehicle. The Production Preview category recognizes those vehicles based on a model that has already been announced or planned for production.

The awards are given to the best Production Preview Vehicle, Concept Car, Concept Truck/SUV, Specialty Concept, and Most Significant Concept Vehicle of each auto show season. To be eligible for the awards, a concept vehicle must make its North American debut during the current model year’s auto show season.

More than two dozen Professional Automotive Journalists from throughout North America serve as volunteer jurors for all categories of the awards. By extending the review to the whole package – design, style, materials, technology, market viability and market responsiveness – and concentrating the focus on the market that the jurors know best, the North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards provide truly valuable feedback to help shape the future of the automotive industry.

Detailed information for the BMW i8 Roadster is available at

BMW i8 Spyder Concept at 2012 Paris Auto Show

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