Detroit 2013: BMW i8 Concept presented i8 Concept Spyder

presented i8 Concept Spyder

At the NAIAS in Detroit ( - 27.01.2013 ) BMW once again shows a vehicle from the BMW - i program. The i8 Concept Spyder with plug-in hybrid will soon go into production in Germany and pave the way for electric mobility. An unusual design and an unheard-in this form motor concept that makes over 350 hp, should be the guarantors of success.

Not as a pure electric vehicle, but as a plug-in hybrid of the BMW i8 is designed. It combines an electric range of about 35 kilometers and a standard average consumption of 2.7 liters per 100 kilometers with the driving performance of a thoroughbred sports car. The i8 accelerates in 4.6 seconds from zero to 100 km / h is electronically limited at 250 km / h top speed. Responsible for the key figures are 96 kW / 130 hp electric motor and a twin turbo petrol engine with an output of 164 kW / 223 hp. Make the system performance 350 hp and 550 Nm of torque available. Will go into production the i8 early 2014. For a battery charge will be 105 minutes indicated.

intelligent drive

Thanks to the two drive systems i8 Concept Spyder, all four wheels are driven at the same time the BMW, similar to a four-wheel vehicle. Thus, the concept allows to combine the advantages of front, rear and all-wheel drive together to make the dynamically optimized drive configuration is available depending on the situation. Intelligent and dynamic driving systems ensure depending on the surface and driving situation for maximum energy recovery, without sacrificing driving dynamics and stability. So very high Rekuperationswerte can be achieved even in rain or snow.

In addition to the large, freestanding information display in the instrument panel in the passenger compartment acts as great as the instrument cluster display. This version of the central display instrument enables three-dimensional and high-resolution display of driver relevant information, the ads are BMW - i - typical modern and purist shown. Depending on the driving mode visualize here two ellipses, the two drive systems and provide information at any time via their respective activity. Likewise, additional information on the remaining range and the tank contents are displayed.

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In i8 Concept Spyder also laser headlights are used. In the resolution, laser lighting is totally different from the sunlight and from the various types of artificial lighting in common use today. Laser light is monochromatic and also a " coherent " light source. Therefore, it can generate an almost parallel beam having the thousand-fold intensity of conventional LEDs. Furthermore, the high inherent efficiency of laser lighting means that compared to LED headlights energy consumption by more than half is less.

Charging stations throughout Germany

It intends to market the cars through nationwide 45 i - stations that are a maximum of 100 kilometers apart. Special advisers to accompany the customers at the Dawn of electromobility. Around the vehicles informed BMW in Dusseldorf on the design and materials as well as already available and future mobility services. Among other things, visitors will feel the difference in weight and the degrees of stiffness of steel, aluminum and carbon itself. They also learn among other things that should be installed more than 300 charging points in the Rhine-Ruhr in two years. ( ampnet / deg)