Spy Shots: Up-Close with the All-New BMW i8 Spyder
The news with the upcoming Spyder variant of the BMW i8 are not fresh, the carmaker already sending the model in previous tests. Now we have the chance of seeing the cool convertible in a fresh batch of spy photos while performing in the snow.
BMW is planning to introduce the all-new Spyder i8 on the market sometime next year, along with the facelifted BMW i8 Coupe, but until then, it has to make sure that everything is in the right place.
So here we are with new shots and fresh details with the new i8 Spyder. Unlike the previous shots, this test mule seen here is wearing the soft top and is coming with some new details concerning the body style.
There are some visible changes at the exterior – the updated front and which is the same as in the facelifted coupe, redesigned front and rear bumpers and others – the model being also expected to come with some improvements in the engine department as well.
According to new reports, the BMW i8 Spyder is likely to be equipped with a high-performance lithium ion-battery, with improved electric range, just like the facelifted i8 Coupe. The model will also have more power along with the latest technology onboard, like semi-autonomous driving also seen on other high-end models, like the 2017 BMW 5-Series or 2016 BMW 7-Series.
We are not sure if the carmaker will officially lift the veils of the new i8 Coupe and Spyder at any of the most important auto events of the year. Some rumors state that it is likely to see it next January, at the 2018 NAIAS, in Detroit.