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BMW Says i8 Spyder Won`t Arrive Until 2018

BMW has denied the rumors according to which the upcoming and long-expected BMW i8 Spyder would arrive at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show or 2016 Detroit Auto Show, later on this year.

There are a number a reason why the long-rumored model was put on hold, the carmaker explaining that the high-demand of the already existing BMW i8 does not allowed it to continue testing the i8 Spyder.

More than that, the BMW i8 Spyder is supposed to be the direct competitor of the future Tesla Model i5, and until the latter arrives on the market, the fresh hypercar would just have to wait until 2017 or beginning of 2018.

The BMW i8 Spyder might be based on the Vision Future Interaction launched at the 2016 CES, and is supposed to come with the same 1.5-liter petrol and an electric motor, which will generate more powerful than the regular i8, meaning around 362 horsepower.

The BMW i8 Spyder will underpin the same carbon fiber composites, which means that the car will suffer many chassis changes which compensate the removal of the hard-top.

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