Today we were talking about a trainer that wants to install a huge V8 in their chassis, and now I speak of another announcement about the BMW i8, although a court official. According to a German journal specialized in the automotive industry, BMW would have given the green light to the production of a convertible version of the fantastic i8. The own CEO of the Group BMW would have been in charge of approving personally of this project, that will be drawn in a clear manner in the BMW i8 Spyder Concept, which was presented by the bavarian manufacturer in 2012.
Your weight would be somewhat higher than that of the coupe version, and perhaps to lose their doors, type “a wing of an insect”.
A convertible version of the BMW i8 makes a lot of sense, in my opinion. The i8 is the sport of the future, a car with a clear halo technology, which will be even more eye-catching with the sky by overburden. That is, although it is not confirmed, you could lose the vertical opening doors of the prototype, , passing possibly to use doors conventional. But it is not a detail too important. More relevant may be the loss of structural rigidity of the car, which will require reinforcement in the carbon-fibre monocoque.
Translated to the christian, it is surely something heavier than the counterpart coupe. I imagine that will not have even 100 pounds over weight, so that its performance should not suffer too much. would retain the propellant plug-in hybrid version of the coupé, whose combined output is 362 CV – of which 231 CV emanating from a 1.5 turbo three-cylinder. Prestacionalmente, the coupe accelerates up to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. The BMW i8 Spyder production could be presented at the Geneva motor show.
Source: BMW Blog