BMW Will Drop The Top On The World's Sexiest Hybrid


Yes. A thousand times yes.

The BMW i8 is one of the coolest and most high-tech eco cars ever built. With its hybrid technology and super aerodynamic andfuturistic body, no one would ever pass one without taking a second look.However, there was a problem for eco-mentalists who also liked to show off. The issue? The roof was fixed! How will people know you're saving the environment if they can't see your face? Luckily, BMW CEO Harald Kruger just confirmed the debut of a convertibleversion of the hybrid called the i8 Spyder.

We reported that an i8 Spyder would be an April Fool’s joke a few years ago when the car was still in its concept form. Now, the joke’s on us; the i8 Spyder really is coming. The Spyder will look nearly identical to the concept convertible, meaning it’ll be equipped with removable roof panels like what you get on a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster instead of a folding soft top like the 2-Series. In terms of mechanical modifications, the 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine and the electric motor still deliver 357 horsepower. Kruger suggests that the i8 Spyder “could be introduced next year as part of BMW’s centennial celebrations.”

You Might Also Like
The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Is A Supercharged Bargain
The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Is A Supercharged Bargain
7 Surprising Cars With Ferrari Engines
7 Surprising Cars With Ferrari Engines

If this will be the way to go, then the i8 Spyder will be brought onto the public roads as a 2017 model priced at $140,700 which is around $5,000 more than the hardtop. We can’t wait to see the i8 Spyder in the flesh; it’s going to look amazing.

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP

Related Reviews

2017 BMW i8 Review
BMW i8 Coupe
2017 BMW i8 Review