Ready to become a production reality, BMW i8 Spyder was debuted in concept form at Beijing Auto Show in 2012. Though, the coupe version has arrived in the country this year, the convertible has been nowhere to be seen, but according to the latest reports, that’s about to change. Reportedly, the company's new chief executive Harald Krueger told German publication Handelsblatt that we'll soon see the BMW i8 Spyder in production form.
Now riding an open-air sports car packed with prodigious amount of electric power sounds really tempting, but for this, we have to wait and see what sort of roof mechanism the production model incorporates, as the concept had removable roof panels. However, the brand’s trend favours automatic roof setup - soft tops in the 2-Series and the 6-Series, or hardtops in the Z4 and the 4-Series.
It is rumoured that BMW could introduce a power upgrade in the form of a bigger engine powered with a higher-capacity battery to go with it and Under the sci-fi inspired bodywork, the i8 Spyder is expected to run a 2.0-litre turbo four cylinder where the current version has three cylinder engine, dishing out a solid 450 HP. And if this futuristic car is loaded with such upgrades, we are expecting it to be implemented on the coupe as well as the roadster too.
As we know, the BMW i8 coupe is already rolling in the streets of India, but we are hoping to see this this upgraded beast soon enough, as Indian market is being competitive enough in this segment.