Rumors with the upcoming of the BMW i8 SPyder have been circulating over the web for some time, the chopped-off version being officially previewed as the BMW i Vision Future Interaction Concept, last month at the 2016 CES show, in Las Vegas.
According to Handelsblatt, a German newspaper that is known for its concise reports and fresh news, the BMW i8 Spyder would be finally released on the market somewhere next year, under the I15 codename. More than that, BMW CEO Harald Kruger has also confirmed the arrival of the BMW i8 Spyder.
In terms of visuals, the future BMW i8 Spyder will come with rather the same language design as the standard i8 sibling, featuring a semi-transparent hood, rakish windscreen, integrated spoiler and an interesting open top design.
The future i8 Spyder will also come with the cutting-edge technology, advanced driving capabilities and impressive performance under the hood.
Speaking about performance, the BMW i8 Spyder will use the same 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine backed by an electric motor, the hybrid powertrain being hooked to a lithium-ion battery pack. The overall power would stand at 362 horsepower.
This would be enough to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds, at a topping of 250 km/h. The present i8 returns 2.1 L / 100 km/h, so we might expect the same figures for the Spyder version.