• Picture renderings of the production version of the 2014 BMW i8 Spyder

      With the recently revealed BMW i8 2+2 coupe it follows that the production version of the spyder will be next. BMW already revealed the i8 Spyder concept last year but the final version will likely have the exact same styling changes as the coupe. Expect similar lights, doors, body panels, and wheels. Dropping the top also means the i8 will get a bit heavier due to the additional motors to stow the top and the chassis reinforcements that need to be applied.

      BMW quoted a weight of 3593 pound for the i8 Spyder so it will be interesting to see if the production version meets that target. Considering the coupe weighs in at 3285 pounds, BMW may even realistically beat that target.

      Renderings below.





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        Mactango -
        I think BMW is behind the power curve coming out with a hybrid vehicle, I think they should of produced an all electric vehicle as a starting point. They've got to compete with Tesla which produces all electric vehicles that can do respectable 0-60 times in 4.2 seconds. I see the whole hybrid vehicle era as a transition period to all electric vehicles, and Tesla is on the front lines with their models S, which you would have to agree is a game changer. I mean come on, with low 0-60 times and over 300 miles per charge, that arguably sets a new precedent. Why would anyone want to buy a hybrid anymore..if your going electric?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mactango Click here to enlarge
        I think BMW is behind the power curve coming out with a hybrid vehicle, I think they should of produced an all electric vehicle as a starting point. They've got to compete with Tesla which produces all electric vehicles that can do respectable 0-60 times in 4.2 seconds. I see the whole hybrid vehicle era as a transition period to all electric vehicles, and Tesla is on the front lines with their models S, which you would have to agree is a game changer. I mean come on, with low 0-60 times and over 300 miles per charge, that arguably sets a new precedent. Why would anyone want to buy a hybrid anymore..if your going electric?
        They did make an all electric. The i3 and it's a pile of carbon reinforced plastic crap compared to the Tesla Model S.