BMW i8 Spyder Concept having unveiled for the first time to the public, its magnificent Spyder i8 at the Beijing Auto Show. Its cover is semi-transparent, its headlights are laser and its arches of security protect passengers in barrel. In addition, its wheelbase has been reduced compared to the coupe.
eDrive and xDrive
At the Beijing show, it has also unveiled the new eDrive name that will be used to better recognize electric and hybrid cars plug-in which will be eventually offered by BMW i8.
A designation which comes to join the ActivHybrid which includes the cars and vehicles of the brand by a conventional hybrid motorization. Added to these is the xDrive models using the wheel of the mark.
Indeed, the BMW i8 Concept Spyder uses the xDrive system.
Rechargeable hybrid motorization is here used, which has a small engine three-cylinder supercharged 223 horses whose primary responsibility is to propel the rear wheels.
An electric motor added 131 horses and takes control of the front wheels. It is powered by a lithium-ion battery.
In total, the seductive roadster is mu by a force of 354 horses for a couple of 406 lb – ft.
Data of the constructor:
Acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h: 5 seconds.
Top speed: 250 km/h.
Autonomy in electric mode: 30 km.
Consumption: 2.7 li/100 km