BMW i8 Spyder

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The BMW i8 Spyder hybrid concept car has been caught on video. It certainly isn’t a gay Prius.

The folks at Bimmerpost have managed to get a hold of the fully functioning BMW i8 Spyder and drive it on the road in several scenarios, including a daytime drive on a parking lot and a night drive on the road.

The footage is of excellent quality, and the car (unsurprisingly) looks and sounds amazing. The fact that it looks fully road-ready probably means BMW will soon show it in the flesh to the general public, perhaps even at the upcoming New York Auto Show.

BMW i8 Spyder is an electric-gas hybrid, powered by a 96 kW/131 hp engine on the front, and a 164 kW/223 hp gasoline engine in the back. It goes 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.

Check out the rest of the videos, which include detailed exterior and interior shots, here.

 


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  • Brendon

    Why are all concept cars so bloody ugly.  No one is going to go hybrid if it means driving a shit looking car. And are these actually cheaper to run after you take batteries into account?

  • Alloytoo

    BMW’s are by definition gay.

  • Mortdemuzzie

    ” 3 liters per 100 km (62 miles) on average, with 30 kilometres (19 miles) of autonomy on electric power alone.”

    seems like the electric bit is letting the side down. 30km of autonomy… no wonder the socialists love electric cars…

  • BJ

    Too many of those on the road and we’d all go mad with its high pitched whine amplified. 

  • rouppe

    Hope it goes faster than that….

  • STEVE AND MONIQUE

    Sounds like a mobility scooter

  • Mr_Blobby

    Nice car, not very practical, and still a Gay Hybrid. Still waiting for my all Electric car.

  • Geez that’s really cool – a car to drive around a parking lot…..

  • toby_toby

    It’s a nice looking car, with the exception of the blue accents and the gaudy wheels. The real problem is that it sounds like an electric wheelchair. Cars that don’t go VROOOMM are no fun. Even a Japper that goes BWAAAARRRRR sounds better than that mobility scooter.

  • DangerMice
  • Steve (North Shore)

    Now if it had a nice sound that would be ok.
    350 chev small block sound. They do sound nice don’t they? Unlike these angry sewing machines that rev like fuck to wake up the horses. Boom boom boom boom you know the sound

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