Yes. A thousand times yes.
The BMW i8 is one of the coolest and most high-tech eco cars ever built. With its hybrid technology and super aerodynamic and futuristic body, no one would ever pass one without taking a second look. However, there was a problem for eco-mentalists who also liked to show off. The issue? The roof was fixed! How will people know you're saving the environment if they can't see your face? Luckily, BMW CEO Harald Kruger just confirmed the debut of a convertible version of the hybrid called the i8 Spyder.
We reported that an i8 Spyder would be an April Fool’s joke when the car was still in its concept form. Now, the joke’s on us; the i8 Spyder really is coming. The Spyder will look nearly identical to the concept convertible, meaning it’ll be equipped with removable roof panels like what you get on a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster instead of a folding soft top like the 2-Series. In terms of mechanical modifications, the 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine and the electric motor still deliver 357 horsepower. Kruger suggests that the i8 Spyder “could be introduced next year as part of BMW’s centennial celebrations.”
If this will be the way to go, then the i8 Spyder will be brought onto the public roads as a 2017 model priced at $140,700 which is around $5,000 more than the hardtop. We can’t wait to see the i8 Spyder in the flesh; it’s going to look amazing.