Will be unveiled along with the facelifted i8 and is expected to make more power.
There have been a lot of rumours about BMW working on a drop-top version of its hybrid sports car i8. Bringing an end to all speculations, BMW has now confirmed that the i8 Spyder will make its debut in 2018. The Munich-based car maker has also been working on a facelift of the hard top i8. While BMW hasn’t revealed the official name of this topless treat, it is likely that the car will be christened i8 Spyder.
The BMW i8 Spyder was first showcased at the 2016 Consumers Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The production version when it will make its debut towards the end of 2017 will look identical to the one showcased in Nevada. When it is finally launched, the i8 Spyder will be based on the updated version of the i8 platform. Combined power from the electric and petrol motor is also expected to rise up. Some reports suggest that the i8 Spyder will make max power of about 400 horses and will also have a larger Lithium-ion battery.
Expect the interior of the new BMW i8 to be updated too when the refreshed version will be showcased next year. Needless to say that the i8 Spyder that will sit above the coupe in the BMW’s product portfolio will demand a premium price over its sibling.