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BMW i8 Concept Spyder (photos)

A closer look at the topless two seater that will be revealed at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show.

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BMW i8 Concept Spyder

The BMW i8 Concept Spyder is a topless two-seater version of the i8 coupe, and will make its first appearance at the Beijing motor show later this month.
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BMW i8 Concept Spyder

Powered by a combined 354-hp eDrive powertrain (131-hp electric motor on the front axle and a 223-hp turbocharged three-cylinder engine in the rear), the i8 Concept Spyder achieves a 0-60 mph of under five seconds and tops out at an electronically controlled 155 mph.
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BMW i8 Concept Spyder

The i8 Concept Spyder has a fuel economy of up to 94 mpg in the European test cycle.
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BMW i8 Concept Spyder

The i8 Concept Spyder makes generous use of the carbon fiber reinforced plastic used in the LifeDrive architecture and features a transparent tailgate.
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BMW i8 Concept Spyder

The interior is decked out in a mixture of plastic, carbon and leather, features a 8.8-inch high definition screen that displays driving information in 3D.
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BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW introduced the i8 and i3 electric and plug-in car concepts last year, and the i8 Concept Spyder will keep the sub-band in the public eye until the plug-in hybrid and eletric vehicles enter production some time in 2013.
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BMW i8 Concept Spyder

The i8 Concept Spyder features windowless doors that swing upwards.

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