BMW i8 Spyder


Okay, I am a bit tired of the “i” everything names, but I have to admit, this car is amazing….

 

he ‘i8 spyder’ by BMW is a convertible model based on the company’s 2009 hybrid ‘i8’ coupe, set to be shown at beijing auto show 2012 
for possible production in 2015.

like its predecessor, the ‘i8 spyder’ features edrive, a plug-in hybrid drivetrain composed of a turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine
for the rear wheels and electric motor for the front, capable of also working in tandem for all-wheel drive. the lithium-ion battery is stored
beneath the car’s body. BMW’s ‘lifedrive‘ architecture dictated the engineering design of the ‘spyder’, whose chassis is composed of lightweight,
carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic, while the modules connected most operational components are manufactured primarily of aluminum.

the ‘spyder’ is slightly shorter than the ‘i8’ coupe, featuring upward-swinging windowless doors. a transparent glass panel at its rear opens up
to two electric kickboard scooters. spoiler lips, aircurtains, and aeroflaps increase the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle. a two-piece folding
roof is expected for the future production model.

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