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A convertible version of the BMW i8 is coming to production [Gallery]

BMW i8 convertibleOver 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:

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