Right here’s a phrase I haven’t heard in a pair years: BMW i8 Spyder. Or roadster. Or convertible. No matter, you get the purpose—it’s a topless model of BMW’s beautiful hybrid sports activities automobile. And it’s lastly debuting at this yr’s Los Angeles Auto Present, reportedly.
The i8 Roadster will first present its face on the finish of November on the LA Auto Present after which go on sale by subsequent yr, studies BMW Blog. It’s going to have a mushy prime that folds into the again seats.
Citing unnamed sources, the outlet additionally says that the roadster could have a up to date energy pack, which is able to give it two instances as a lot battery capability because the coupe and an influence improve to round 400 horsepower.
The present i8 coupe has 357 horsepower, which isn’t dangerous, however might positively use extra. The brand new energy output ought to assist counter criticism leveled on the coupe for being gradual.
So long as the roadster retains the coupe’s winged doorways and superior design, I’ll be glad.
A BMW spokesperson declined to remark for this story.
by way of Motor1