The much awaited BMW i8 Spyder was spotted at the Nurburgring this week. This is the second time a prototype i8 Spyder has been snapped testing in the area. We first got a glimpse of the plug-in hybrid “roadster” back in August 2016. It was later confirmed by BMW CEO Harald Kruege.
The BMW i8 Spyder is expected to debut in 2018 featuring the same plug-in hybrid powertrain as the coupe. So, expect a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine coupled with an electric drive with a combined output of 362 hp.
The i8 Spyder will be the third model to join the BMWi line up. The launch of the Spyder will coincide the introduction of the updated i8 coupe. The updates will mostly be aesthetic with the models receiving a minor facelift and new headlights and tail lights. That said, the possibility of a revised powertrain can’t be ruled out at this point of time.