Never has a plug-in hybrid car looked so good. BMW’s concept car, the i8 Spyder, has been released and its sleek, sporty look is catching the eye of car enthusiasts everywhere, but that’s just the beginning.
The i8 Concept Spyder combines a 233 horsepower motor, which can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in five seconds, with an estimated fuel economy of 94 miles per gallon. It’s the combined electric gasoline engine that provides such impressive fuel efficiency, but what’s more remarkable is that the i8 Spyder can be fully charged by a standard wall outlet in just two hours. A full charge allows the Spyder to travel up to 19 miles in pure electric-mode.
There are several other factors the make the Concept i8 Spyder so aesthetically pleasing. One of which is the windowless, upward-swivel doors. The transparent hood makes the electric engine below visible to all, and the U-shaped headlights flaunt new laser light technology. There is also a large 3D display, which can act as a navigation system or provide critical information such as the vehicle’s current charge, and the flow of energy within the hybrid system.
Unfortunately, the i8 Spyder remains only a concept for now, so we won’t get to test drive it anytime soon. To view a full gallery of the photos visit BMW’s photo gallery.