BMW could be poised to expand its i8 range, beyond the hardtop version of the plug-in hybrid supercar. A report from Bimmerpost is claiming that the i8 Spyder, which we showed you in concept form at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, will be heading to production.

The website claims the open-roof fuel-sipper was shown to BMW management last Friday as a production-intent model. Other than that, there's not a lot to tell here. The i8 Spyder should feature all the same mechanical and aesthetic features found on the i8 Coupe, just without the confining nature of a roof. It's unclear when we'll see a production i8 droptop make its debut, although this certainly strikes us as the kind of car that should arrive at the Geneva Motor Show.

While an i8 Spyder does seem like a logical leap for BMW's i sub-brand, we're going to keep this one filed under the rumors category until we hear more.


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      Marcopolo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yes, yes, yes, what an absolutely stunning car ! (Made even more desirable by all the negative, envious remarks !)
      AGSHOP
      • 1 Year Ago
      this car screams "I TRY TO HARD TO BE COOL" what a lame mess bmw has become.
        Jay
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AGSHOP
        So BMW is trying to hard when they develop completely new manufacturing processes, materials use, and completely broke the mold on recent car design? And that makes BMW a "lame mess"??? You have an interesting thought process.
      Ryan
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like this car. I'll take one.
      johnnythemoney
      • 1 Year Ago
      I always thought the open top version of the i8 was just not working. It doesn't look as hi-tech, new, bold or sporty. The car shouldn't sell because of its look but because of its tech, at the same time the i8 looks cool, I'll say that. I don't think this version is needed or that it will add more to the i brand. BMW on one hand may be saying "we consider this i8 or the i brand as any other product, so we sell just as many variants". or maybe they are saying "we are offering as many variants as possible, and people will buy them, because BMW".
      ChrisH
      • 1 Year Ago
      of all the cars created in the last few years this has been the only one to cause me to lust after one; normally I cannot stand BMW cars. This car is just amazing.
      DaveMart
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want one. It may be my only chance of pulling Vicki Butler-Henderson!
      Sheikh Sadi
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://m0be.com/a34Jgg/2e8defb4/
      malgu
      • 1 Year Ago
      It would have been hilarious if you started off with "BMW could be poised to EXTEND its i8 range" LOL