The BMW i concept – Spyder


The BMW i concept.

BMW Concept Spyder

BMW i is about the development of visionary vehicles and mobility services, inspiring design, and a new premium perception strongly guided by sustainability. Under the banner of the young sub-brand, the BMW Group is developing purpose-built vehicle concepts which redefine the understanding of personal mobility.

Key elements include groundbreaking technologies, intelligent lightweight design and the innovative use of materials, all with the aim of creating vehicles with extremely low weight, the greatest possible range, generous interior space, poised and authoritative driving characteristics, and exceptional safety. The BMW i8 Concept Spyder follows in the tyre tracks of the BMW i3 Concept and BMW i8 Concept Coupe as the third concept car created under the BMW i sub-brand.

Sustainability plays a paramount role in the BMW i concept. It is an issue that runs like a thread throughout the value chain – all the way from purchasing, through development and production to sales and marketing. And when it comes to the efficient manufacturing of its vehicles, BMW i goes a step further still.


The Leipzig production plant will see an additional 70 per cent reduction in water use and 50 per cent drop in energy consumption per vehicle over the years ahead. And the energy that is used will be sourced 100 per cent from renewable sources.

Specifications. BMW i8 Concept Spyder.Length/Height/Width L 4480 mm, H 1208 mm, W 1922 mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
No. of seats 2
Kerb weightTop speedAcceleration 1630 kg250 km/h (155 mph) electr. governed0-100 km/h (62 mph) 5 s 80-120 km/h (50-75 mph) 4.0 s
System output TwinPower Turbo engineFuel consumption (EU cycle) 260 kW / 550 Nm 164 kW / 300 Nm3 l/100km / 94 mpg imp
eDrive output electric motor electric range battery charge timeLuggage compartment 96 kW approx. 27-30 km (17 – 19 miles)standard: 1.45 h for 100% charge approx.100 litre

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