BMW I8 Spyder to Bow at LA Auto Show

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood
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bmw i8 spyder to bow at la auto show
bmw i8 spyder to bow at la auto show

Originally rumored for a NY Auto Show debut earlier this year, the BMW i8 Spyder Concept is now scheduled to make its first appearance at the LA Auto Show this Fall.

According to a tweet from the Los Angeles show, the new drop-top plug-in hybrid BMW supercar will first break cover, appropriately, in the sunny state.

With a 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds and a fuel economy rating expected to be in the 70 mpg range, the i8 is a revolutionary new sports car from BMW. Powering the car is a 170-hp electric motor driving the front wheels and a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder at the rear wheels making 223-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. BMW also clams the i8 will have a fully electric range of 20 miles.

GALLERY: BMW i8 Spyder

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. Find Colum on <a href="">Twitter.</a>

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