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.


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).