BMW I8 Spyder to Launch by 2018

BMW has confirmed that a roadster version of the i8 plug-in hybrid will launch within two years. 

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BMW Confirms I8 Spyder, More M Models Coming

BMW’s future includes more electrification, increased levels of autonomy and the addition of new models including an i8 Spyder and more high-performance M cars. 

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BMW I8 Spyder Heading for Production

BMW will launch its new i8 all-electric sports car in the spring of 2014, with a convertible version of the car hitting the streets a year later in late 2015. 

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Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards Recognize Hyundai, BMW, Ford

The BMW i8 Spyder, Ford Atlas pickup, and Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis concept vehicles have all received Concept Vehicle of the Year awards in their respective categories.

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New BMW I Concept, I8 Roadster Heading to 2012 LA Auto Show

An all-new BMW i Concept vehicle will be making its world debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show along with the North American debut of the BMW i8 Concept Roadster.

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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.

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BMW EVs and Plug-In Hybrids Now Called EDrive

The BMW i8 Spyder Concept made its Chinese debut today at the Beijing Auto Show, but more importantly the car was revealed wearing an eDrive badge, tipped by BMW as the designation for all of the brand’s upcoming electric and plug-in hybrid cars. 

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BMW I8 Spyder Concept Revealed in Video

Over the weekend BMW unveiled their i8 Spyder Concept. Today we have an additional video, showing the drop-top concept in action. 

For those not in the know, the i8 is BMW’s most advanced car yet. It features a 170-hp electric motor which powers the front wheels. Powering the rear wheels is a 1.5 liter, three cylinder engine which produces 223 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.

With numbers like that, the i8 manages a 0-60 time in about 4.9 seconds, thanks to the cars relatively light weight. It’s also very quiet, something you can witness for yourself in the video.

With the car’s fuel-economic credentials, the i8 has an all electric range of 20 miles, before the three-cylinder range extender kicks in, which will apparently achieve something close to 78.5 mpg.

Check out the concept in action in the video below.

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