Saturday, September 22, 2012

BMW i8 Spyder

BMW i8 Spyder is celebrating its world premiere at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing (23 April – 2 May 2012)
BMW i8 Spyder is a "Metamorphosis" from the previous BMW i8 and BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept. Powered by a 96kW (131hp) electric motor in front and a 164kW (223hp) turbocharged 3-cylinder gas engine in back.That is enough to accelerate the BMW i8 Spyder from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5 seconds and consumes 3 liters per 100 km (62 miles) on average, with 30 kilometres (19 miles) of autonomy on electric power alone. 

BMW is also making official the "eDrive" name 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.


Engine : 3-cylinder 1.5 liter petrol engine 164kW (Rear) in rear
                electric motor 96kW
Dimension : 4480mm (L) X 1922mm (W) X 1208mm (H)
Max Torque : 550 Nm (300Nm petrol engine + 250 Nm electric motor)
Driving Mode : electric, petrol, or both engines at once
Max Speed : 250 km/h (155 mph)
0-100km/h (62mph) : 5.0 seconds
80-120 km/h (50-75 mph) : 4.0 seconds
Weight : 1,630 kg / 3,600 lbs
Electric Range : 27-30 km (17-19 miles)
Battery Charge Time : 1.45hrs
Fuel Consumption : 3 litre/100km (78 MPG)
Luggage Storage : 100 litres
Weight Distribution : 50:50
Production : 2014
Price : USD 150,000 (Estimate)

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