BMW i8 Spyder Heading for Production

BMW i8 Spyder Heading for Production

BMW will launch its new i8 all-electric sports car in the spring of 2014, with a convertible version of the car hitting the streets a year later in late 2015. 

According to enthusiast forum Bimmerpost, the i8 Spyder has been approved for production, and will arrive with the same powertrain and chassis as the standard car. That means it will get its power from a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged 231-hp engine as well as a 131-hp electric motor for a combined total output of 362 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.

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BMW has already shown off a concept version of the i8 Spyder (seen above), which maintains the same style as the regular i8, although it obviously forgoes a roof. Expect the production version of the car to also stick closely to the coupe variant of the i8 when it comes to looks.

GALLERY: BMW i8 Spyder Concept


[Source: Bimmer Post]

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