After the mirrorless BMW i8, the German automaker unveiled an updated version of its i8 spyder at CES in Las Vegas, but the company has yet to offer any production timeline.
The spyder i8 was first unveiled in 2012, but it’s still not in production over a year after the release of the standard 4-seater version of the i8.
BMW CEO Harald Krüger reiterated the company’s commitment to a spyder version of the car and just last month, he said that the company is working to bring the vehicle to production.
The company was expected to offer a concrete timeline with the reveal of the latest version of the car at CES this week, but it’s not the case.
But at least we get a good look at the updated vehicle (the 2012 design for comparison). Here’s a gallery of the new i8 spyder:
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As great and radical as I think the design looks, I can’t help but feel like they just forgot the doors. I think it would feel really weird having nothing there. I mean even in the middle you get an armrest, but on the outside not even the slightest protection from looks and the elements or anything to rest your arm on? Weird design choice.
I’m sure that’s not production-ready version.
Yes, maybe. But don’t forget the original 2012 prototype had doors and windows and they felt they had to update the prototype, so it makes sense that this new prototype is closer to the final thing.
BMW Z1. Allz I’m zayinnn!