BMW confirms i8 Spyder for 2018

BMW i | March 16th, 2016 by 13
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Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, confirmed today that the BMW i8 Spyder will arrive in 2018. BMW first teased …

Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, confirmed today that the BMW i8 Spyder will arrive in 2018.

BMW first teased a convertible version of the i8 four years ago and delivered another one, the BMW i Vision Future Interaction, last month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

We recently discussed why an i8 Spyder would be such an attractive and desirable car, with a design that will be slightly updated compared to the concept version.

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The open-top i8 will be built under the codename I15 and it’s rumored to embody the future of cutting-edge and emotionally appealing mobility concepts. Just like the “regular” i8, the two-seater roadster blends lightness, dynamic capability and efficiency with a very special aesthetic allure.

The i8’s plug-in hybrid powertrain will likely carryover, while getting an updated battery pack and a potential increase in power. The current i8 makes 360 horsepower and hits 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of  250 km/h (155 mph).

13 responses to “BMW confirms i8 Spyder for 2018”

  1. John says:

    And the i5 is nowhere to be seen. :(

  2. Icebreakerr says:

    nice but 2018 is AGES AWAY

  3. CDspeed says:

    It’s going to take two more years to take the top off, BMWi development really has been put on the back burner.

  4. iDriver says:

    Maybe Harald Krueger should get his people to do an analysis of how many (existing and potential) BMW customers will be lining up at Tesla stores around the world on March 31st and online to get on the Model 3 reservation list… The i8 Spyder is slower in acceleration than the Model S/X and has the same real-life range on petrol than the Tesla has on electricity alone… BMW will need to gear up if they want to be leading still in the next 100 years. Designing small volume, niche cars will not be the way to achieve that.

  5. Brendan Smith says:

    The i8 is a 4 seater by the way, the reason it has taken so long is the top itself. With the engine in the back, there is no where to put it. Rumor is targa form.

  6. Seven23 says:

    Useless !!

  7. Jeff says:

    At least it’s be easier to enter and exist.

  8. […] i8 Spyder is also rumored to represent emotionally appealing mobility concepts. According to BMWBlog, the i8 Spyder will be a two seater like other standard i8 cars. The i8 Spyder will blend […]

  9. […] this year, Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, confirmed that the BMW i8 Spyder will arrive in 2018. Fast forward a few months later and the first i8 Spyder prototypes were spotted on the Nurburgring […]

  10. […] this year, Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, confirmed that the BMW i8 Spyder will arrive in 2018. Fast forward a few months later and the first i8 Spyder prototypes were spotted on the Nurburgring […]

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