The BMW i8 Spyder Concept that was shown at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show has been confirmed for production.
BMW CEO Harald Krueger revealed during a press conference held in Santa Monica, California, that an i8 convertible will enter production in 2018. He fell short of providing details, but the model will reportedly be based on an updated version of the i8 hybrid sports car with more power thanks to a larger a lithium-ion battery pack and more powerful electric motor.
How much power, you ask? At least 400 horsepower, up from 354 horses.
Krueger also expressed that he’s satisified with the updated BMW i3, which has a driving range of 186 miles (300 km) compared to the previous model’s 118 miles (190 km). Unfortunately, as much of an improvement as that is, it still falls notably short of the Chevrolet Bolt’s range of well over 200 miles (322 km).
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