BMW i8 Convertible To Appear At CES 2016

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 4

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

In early January, at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, BMW will reportedly unveil an all-new concept version of the BMW i8 Spyder convertible.

This version is expected to more closely resemble the production-bound model and not the original concept spec.  The production edition is expected to be offered some time later next year or in early 2017.

As Autocar states:

“In December 2013, officials said the car was presenting “major challenges” to its engineers. Those problems hinged around incorporating the carbonfibre-reinforced plastic body shell construction of the i8 into a convertible format.”

“Speaking to Autocar at the time, a company spokesman said there would be “no set timeframe” for the launch of the car. However, it now appears that BMW has solved those challenges, so a launch within the next 12 months is likely. Indeed, BMW boss Harald Krueger has reportedly told German media that a production version of the car isn’t far off.”

CES 2016 will be packed with reveals, including Faraday Future’s concept Tesla-rival, the production version of the Chevrolet Bolt, a Volkswagen electric bus concept and so on. All these reveals means that its less likely we’ll see too new major electric car debuts in Detroit at the 2016 NAIAS a week later.

Source: Autocar

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4 responses to "BMW i8 Convertible To Appear At CES 2016"

  1. EVcarNut says:

    If They “Toned Down” on the styling & Made it Pure Electric… They may have something of Substance…

  2. John j says:

    Should be cool. But looks like it won’t be 2+2 seats.

  3. jim stack says:

    The Tesla Roadster already came like that and was lower cost, faster and no gas or OIL. BMW has a long way to go with their i8 to even get close to Tesla.

  4. Brian says:

    You make me laugh Jim stack. Tesla just electrified a lotus and called it a day. Hard to call that an original design. Designing ground up cars usually comes with a price tag too, unless you think a body kit fiero truly is a Ferrari