The final production version of the BMW i8 Spyder is expected to make its official debut in November, during the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.
After being revealed as a concept back in March, the BMW i8 Spyder is entering our news once again with a rumor which is saying that the final production version of the model will be officially presented to the public at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The BMW i8 Spyder will enter the German based automaker’s “i” brand, along with the i8 Coupe and the i3, and the model is expected to become a best-seller, thanks to its futuristic technologies and revolutionary design.
Power to the BMW i8 Spyder, in its concept version, was being provided by a hybrid powertrain, which consisted of a three-cylinder petrol engine, producing 220 HP, and an electric motor, generating 129 horsepower. BMW is saying that the i8 Spyder Concept came with an all-wheel drive system, with the electric motor powering the front wheels and the petrol burner “moving” the rear axle. The total output produced by the hybrid powertrain was 349 HP and 550 Nm of torque (406 lb-ft) and the model could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds. Top speed was 250 km/h (155 mph).