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BMW i8 Spyder Caught in the Act

With so many bold projects up-ahead, we almost forgot that the German based carmaker BMW is also preparing a hot convertible variant of the outstanding i8 Coupe, and that because the upcoming i8 Spyder was recently seen without its roof in a series of first spy photos, released by Carscoops via CarPix.

The making of the BMW i8 Spyder would prove to be a successful project from the start, with different rendering artists all over the world already envisioning their own interpretation of the model. And making a comparison with the below first shots, we tend to believe they were right one hundred percent.

The standard BMW i8 and the i8 Spyder are going to look alike, coming with rather the same body styling except of course for the folding metal roof, the one seen on the McLaren, with a sort of a targa-style, possible stored inside the car.

Also, recent rumors had it that it would have to do more with the i8 Vision Future Concept, revealed back in 2012, meaning full height door windows and a window placed between the rear buttresses.

Also, the new BMW i8 Spyder will also share the styling cues of the facelifted version of the future i8, which would be minor, yet would improve its exterior aspect and make it more aggressive and appealing.

As for the gadgetries inside, BMW will still keep the suite of high end features also seen on the current i8 and other luxury models, including the BMW`s latest iDrive system, new touchscreen and gesture functions and so on.

In the engine department, the BMW i8 and i8 Spyder will also come with a better battery pack and new power, squeezed from the same conventional 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine and electric motor. We should be able to witness their official arrival on the market sometime in 2018.

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