BMW i8 Concept Spyder 

  • built in Germany
  • 2012
  • 354 HP
  • 155 mph
The tunnel bisects a passenger cabin, or "life module," made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic.
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If you want to be eco-minded, fast, and topless, the i8 Spyder will be available no earlier than late 2014.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW i8 Concept Spyder

Top speed

i8 Concept Spyder
155 mph
253 mph
217 mph

Data points Key details of the BMW i8 Concept Spyder


i8 Concept Spyder
354 HP
987 HP
950 HP


i8 Concept Spyder
405 ft-lb
922 ft-lb
663 ft-lb

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BMW i8 Concept Spyder
Like its Coupe sibling, the emotionally charged BMW i8 Concept Spyder combines intelligent lightweight design with the leading-edge drivetrain technology eDrive, while its open-top two-seater construction delivers an even more intense driving experience.
The combination of intelligent lightweight design and state-of-the-art hybrid technology imbues the BMW i8 Concept Spyder with genuine sports car performance, yet its fuel consumption is no higher than you would expect from a small car.
The dynamism and the beauty of the exterior is combined with the elegance and luxury of the interior.
Both are very impressive models that will undoubtedly be cheaper than the i8, but the i8 has the advantage of delivering the best fuel economy of them all.

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

Car & Driver News
BMW says total output is 349 hp and 406 lb-ft, and that power can be shunted to the front, rear, or all four wheels.
For the first 19 miles, the i8 can run on electricity alone; after that, the gasoline engine kicks on and both feeds power to the rear wheels and juices the battery pack.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand BMW
Type of car Concept car
Year 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 354 HP
Maximum torque 405 ft-lb
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

road tests

Top speed 155 mph


Gearing Traditional


Fuels Electricity

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,263 lb
Width 75.7 in
Height 50.4 in
Length 176.4 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in
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