[PHOTO GALLERY] BMW i8 Concept Spyder unveiled image

The German based automaker BMW has recently unveiled the i8 Concept Spyder, which will catch the production line in the nearby future.

After the regular i8 Concept has been officially presented to the public back in 2011 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the model is once again placed into the spotlights, this time with the “help” of a drop-top version of it, which will be named the Spyder. According to the car manufacturer, the i8 Concept Spyder is riding on a shortened wheelbase and it comes with a semi-transparnt hood, laser headlings and a rakish windscreen incorporating a spoiler, along with a rear diffuser and U-shaped taillights. The cabin is coming with leather upholstery, piano black accents, carbon fiber trim, a digital instrument cluster and the iDrive display.

The BMW i8 Concept Spyder is powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine, which is developing 220 horsepower and an electric motor generating 129 horsepower. BMW says that the i8 Concept Spyder has all-wheel drive, with the petrol engine powering the rear wheels and the electric motor the front wheels. The plug-in hybrid powertrain is producing a total output of 349 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 550 Nm (406 lb-ft), allowing the roadster to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.0 seconds. The i8 Spyder can go up to 250 km/h or 155 mph.