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BMW introduces i8 Concept Spyder

BMW introduces i8 Concept Spyder
If there are two collections of letters that make me happy, one is “BMW” and the other is “Spyder.” Under its sub-brand BMW I, BMW introduces the i8 Concept Spyder, an open-top two-seater and the third i-model after the i3 and i8.

BMW i8 Concept Spyder
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Featuring eclectic design cues like its upward-swivelling, windowless doors, the i8 Spyer is based on the company’s LifeDrive architecture and powered by a plug-in hybrid eDrive drivetrain that combines a gas-powered engine and electric motor. The lithium-ion battery pack can be recharged in any household socket in less than two hours.

The powerplants combines produce 354 hp, 131 from the electric motor and 223 from the 3-cylinder gas engine. It’s enough to propel the i8 Spyder from zero to 100 km/h in five seconds. Top speed is electronically governed at 250.

The Spyder has a slightly shorter wheelbase and overall length than the 2+2 i8, and manages fuel economy figures of 3L/100km in European test cycle.

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