BMW suggested that the bmw i8 concept spyder hybrid-powered coupe will not have to wait long before decline in roadster. First images, with a few days of its presentation at the New York show.
Because say us we finish by think! With its concept cars of the “i” family, BMW repeats who wants to hear that nowhere is written that a conscientious environmentalist car must be ugly and unpleasant to drive. For the Bavarian firm, just the opposite because it is the survival of its reputation and its brand image.
It is known that coupe BMW i8 Concept spyder presented at the Frankfurt Show in September 2011, weighs 100 kg more than the target that the manufacturer was set. And this, despite the use of plastic material reinforced with very expensive carbon fiber (CFRP). Logically, it was feared that the removal of the roof requires a ballast supplementary, consequential to the addition of structural reinforcements: no miracle, the car increase of 180 kg, to reach 1.630 kg. However, BMW says nothing about the kinematics of roof or the selected material.
Mechanics is identical to that of the Cup: the BMW i8 Concept Spyder is a rechargeable hybrid, including the turbocharged 3-cylinder 1.5 engine essence of 223 horses placed aft is working with an electric motor of 96 kW (130 HP) placed on the front. Barely less powerful than the coupe, the BMW i8 Concept Spyder reached 250 km/h and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 5 s. It’s better than a M3 Convertible, but a little less even though the Cup i8 capable Concept, according to BMW, to stay within 5 seconds.
If small differences should not have great influence on mean values of consumption and CO2 emission. Tablez around 3 litres per hundred kilometres and 70 g/km of CO2.
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