The combination of lightweight construction and hybrid technology gives BMW i8 Spyder Concept sports car image, but rather characteristic consumption small cars. The whole machine is developed around the philosophy LifeDrive so i8 Spyder Concept is a plug-in hybrid powered by eDrive drivetrain, which combines high-performance electric motor with the gasoline. Li-ion batteries can be charged in just 105 minutes, in any setting, even from a small car casnică.Greutatea, distribuaţia ideal masses (50:50), center of gravity very left and a combined with excellent dynamic power of 354 hp, promise a great driving pleasure.
To minimize the weight of the car, strictly related to the dynamic components such as powertrain, chassis and structure of resistance were made from a special aluminum and the interior is reinforced with carbon fiber. BMW i8 Spyder Concept to the set with a year ago, Spyder version has only two seats, folding roof and car wheelbase and length were reduced. Doors with glazed areas also disappeared. Batteries required movement in electric mode, were placed between the two bridges for the car to have a lower center of gravity as a dynamic performance to be envied.
The front of the machine emits a strong personality afforded by laser lights, whose design exploits the common theme and other concepts of eco series "and" U-shaped windscreen incorporates a small spoiler, and in the middle of body, BMW designers have ordered a V-shaped double arch whose sides converge in the engine compartment, "exposed" because prying eyes translucent cover. At the rear, the taillights are the same design theme as the front.
BMW i8 Spyder dimensions are: length of 4480 mm, 1922 mm wide with a height of 1208 mm. Machine table is 1630 kg, while portbgajul is about 100 liters. BMW i8 Spyder is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km in just 5 seconds, top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h These performances are due to the electric motor that provides 131 horsepower to the front axle and three-cylinder turbo propeller TwinPower capable of producing 223 horsepower to the rear axle.
Aggregates were developed by BMW and generates a torque of 550 Nm. But the most amazing thing is said consumption of just 3 liters per 100 kilometers. Thus, fully loaded with batteries, i8 Spyder can travel up to 30 km in electric mode. Another important feature of the concept is that the two motors can work in tandem, simulating wheel drive. The electronic system provides maximum energy recovery during braking and deceleration.
BMW has equipped the concept with an innovative collision warning, parking assistance system and a warning system in case of traffic congestion. Bavarians are the owners of future models to be in close connection with them even when not driving.Thus, with smartphone-sized machine can be found in the parking lot (CarFinder) and nearby charging stations can be located easily. Time that may begin charging can be set, and according to schedule appointments in the phone system "shall ensure" that the batteries are loaded in time for next meeting. Also, we provide information on the battery charge level.
Navigation system, now the machine can transfer the phone after the car was parked, for steps to be directed passengers to their final destination. A route planning function of machine can connect to the public transport network to provide information on available parking space at the destination.
Inside the car has slightly modified version of the coupe concept called i8. Display of 22.4 cm, can provide three-dimensional format all relevant information for passengers. Two generously sized screens filled with passengers convertible and interaction with the surrounding world. Positioned behind the wheel, the two displays ellipsoidal, but variable as provide relevant information as the driver.
A third display interface is air conditioning, all this information being played, as clearly, in 3D. The instrument panel displays useful driver information. Digital speedometer rests, multifunction display allows the driver to see how much energy use as well as receives.Switching to electric mode (ECO PRO) involves changes to the board in blue light, focusing on functionality and switching on SPORT, make and color board to change to orange. Board instrumentation provides all information necessary driver to see the battery charge level and to connect the machine functions.
The factory in Leipzig, where BMWs and will come to life, anticipates a 50% energy and 70% of water used in production cars for the next years. According to them, the energy used will come to 100% from renewable sources.