BMW i8 Spyder Convertible Reportedly Headed For Production

2 years ago by Mark Kane 8

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

According to Automotive News, the BMW i8 Spyder concept unveiled in 2012 in Beijing reportedly got the green light for production.

There is no date when it will go on sale, nor have specifications been released, but Harald Krueger, BMW CEO, says we should see the production i8 Spyder in the near future.

Since BMW considers i8 a commercial success, i8 Spyder would be the next natural step.

Automotive News speculates that the i8 Spyder could get more energy dense batteries. The standard i8 is equipped with just 7.1 kWh.

Here we take a look back to a few years ago to the 2012 Spyder concept:

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

Source: Automotive News

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8 responses to "BMW i8 Spyder Convertible Reportedly Headed For Production"

  1. R.S says:

    More range would be cool, also, the i8 always seemed like it should be open top. It might be heavier though, so maybe they will just use more energy dense batteries to save weight, instead of adding more range.

  2. Ken says:

    We need more convertible plug in cars. Right now, our only options are the Smart ED Cabriolet and the discontinued Tesla Roadster. This is great news. I have an older plug in convertible snd it is so nice to go for a cruise with the top down, hearing nothing but wind and tire noise.

  3. Bill says:

    Amen on more convertible plug-ins. As someone who has always driven convertibles, I continue to hold out hope. In the meantime I continue to use my Zero SR for commuting and VW Eos to enjoy rowing the gears with the top down or when a car is absolutely necessary.

  4. Josh says:

    This looks awesome! Probably should have been a convertible from day 1.

    I am with Ken and Bill, there is a severe lack of convertibles in the plug-in space (maybe not as desperate as CUVs though).

  5. John says:

    I saw the headline and groaned. I usually don’t like convertibles, but this one looks good! It flows very well.

  6. Speculawyer says:

    Get rid of the ICE and it would be pretty cool.

    1. evcarnut says:

      Totally Agree.Get Rid Of The ICE & The Corney Phoney Engine noise too..Make it a 300+ mile BEV & Now U Got Something !

  7. Dave S says:

    I seem to remember an issue with getting these doors to work correctly for a production spyder. I guess they’ve solved that problem. I can’t imagine this car with standard doors.