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BMW i8 Spyder Concept showcased at Beijing Motor Show (Photos & Video)

BMW’s i8 Spyder Concept with eDrive technology is currently on display at the BMW pavilion at Beijing Motor Show. It proudly bears the eDrive emblem at its rear end which will henceforth be seen on all electric and plug in vehicles from BMW.

BMW eDrive is an electric drivetrain with lithium ion batteries and Intelligent Motor Management System (IMMS). It is this technology that will offer a special driving experience on the new eDrive. Vehicles with BMW eDrive will be possess full torque of the electric motor from start position which continuous acceleration throughout till it reached top speed thus making these vehicles more capable and driving more pleasurable.

Due to lithium ion batteries and IMMS, range and power of the BMW eDrive is also at its zenith. BMW eDrive technology will be seen in all electric  and plug in vehicles from BMW i thus ensuring that they are dynamic and efficient.

BMW Spyder i8 will see use of carbon filter and aluminum chassis which will result in overall body weight of 1,600 kgs and equipped with a 1.5 liter gasoline engine with plug in hybrid producing 220 bhp and electric motor producing 129 bhp. It will have the ability to speed from 0 to 62 mph in 5 seconds and can travel 17 miles on electric power and fuel consumption of 94 mpg. It is expected to be priced from €90,000 onwards.

Press Release

BMW i8 Concept Spyder with BMW eDrive in Beijing. New designation for the drive technology of all future electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

Munich/Beijing. The BMW i8 Concept Spyder is celebrating its world premiere at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing (23 April – 2 May 2012) and the rear-end of the car clearly bears the eDrive emblem for the new technology. In future, the designation eDrive will identify the drive technology for all electric and plug-in hybrid cars from BMW i.

BMW eDrive comprises the components of the electric drivetrain: the electric motor developed in-house by BMW, the lithium-ion battery, and finally the intelligent motor management system. This technology ensures that electromobility with BMW eDrive offers a unique experience. This is because the full torque of the electric motor is available from a standing start and the acceleration unfolds continuously in thoroughbred electric vehicles until the top speed is attained. Vehicles with BMW eDrive technology are therefore extremely agile and offer enormous driving pleasure. The lithium-ion battery cells and the intelligent motor management system also offer a substantial increase in range and power for the vehicle.

The future will see BMW eDrive technology empowering all electric drives – electric and plug-in vehicles from BMW i – giving them the capability for being particularly dynamic and smart.


BMW at 2012 China Auto Show


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