The BMW i8 is one of the best looking cars in the world today. Only a spyder or a topless i8 could look better than the current model, and if the news revolving around the auto industry is precise, the German carmaker could launch the i8 Spyder during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
BMW had already showcased the i8 Spyder during the Beijing Motor Show back in 2012. One of the main reasons the car was not put to the production line was because the engineers at BMW thought it was difficult to make a convertible with the carbon-fibre reinforced plastic shell of the car.
Looks like the engineers have found a way, since the company cannot afford to lose the strength of the car's body. The original concept that was showcased had a slightly shorter wheelbase compared to the current model.
The BMW i8 Spyder could retain the same engine and power plant from the existing car, which is a 1.5-litre petrol engine. The i8 Spyder may feature improvements made to the interior, infotainment system, and its electric powertrain, to improve the range of the car.
The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is scheduled to take place in January 2016.