Over a year after the first deliveries of the plug-in hybrid BMW i8, the open-top version is still not available even though the option was unveiled in 2012 – prior to the release of the production version.
But now BMW CEO Harald Krüger reiterated the company’s commitment to the feature and said the company is working on a production version. The CEO made the comment during an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt in which he also took a swipe at Tesla’s Autopilot.
The BMW i8 has found some success in its segment. The vehicle, which starts at $140,000 in the US, is now being assembled at a rate of over 20 per day – compared to the i3 which is at >100 per day.
Here’s some promo shots from when BMW first unveiled the convertible i8 in 2012:
FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.
Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the podcast.