BMW had showcased the i8 Spyder Concept at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. Now, according to a report by Bimmer Post, the car has been confirmed for production and we can expect the production to start in late 2015.
Powering the car will be a 1.5 liter twin turbo three pot motor, which will develop 231 HP and 320 NM of torque. Backing up the petrol engine will be an electrical motor which gives the car an extra 131 HP and 320 NM of torque. The petrol motor in combination with the electric motor, produces a maximum output of 362 HP and 570 NM of torque.
According to report, the car was given a green signal last Friday after executives were shown a production intent model with a Solar Orange exterior color with blue accents. Not much is known about the car, but it will reportedly feature styling inspired by the concept.
If you feel that the Spyder, which will come in late 2015, is far for you, there is no option because the i8 Coupe’s 2014 models have been sold out. Since BMW has made heavy investment in the development of the i range of cars, you can expect BMW to build sufficient units of both the versions to recover the same.
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