BMW i
Forum for the BMW i3, i4 and i8
BMW i3 BMW i8
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   BMW i Forums > BMW i8 Forums > BMW i8 General Discussion

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-17-2013, 12:48 AM   #1
Jason
Administrator
 
Jason's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 16,387
iTrader: (0)

Lightbulb BMW i8 Spyder Approved for Production

BIMMERPOST NEWS
BMW i8 Spyder Approved for Production
17
COMMENTS

We've just learned from our source that BMW has officially approved the production BMW i8 Spyder for a late 2015 introduction. The approval came last Friday and a production intent model was shown internally at BMW. It was an i8 Spyder in Solar Orange (same color as on i3) with blue highlights, of which we've produced a preview rendering below.

Mechanically, the i8 Spyder will share the i8 Coupe's powerplant and drivetrain. Stylistically, it will be identical to the i8 Spyder Concept, but with the production styling aspects of the i8 Coupe.



Name:  i8-spyder.jpg
Views: 12255
Size:  327.0 KB

Name:  i8-spyder-blue.jpg
Views: 11818
Size:  329.8 KB

Name:  i8-spyder-grey.jpg
Views: 11149
Size:  318.1 KB

Name:  i8-spyder-alp.jpg
Views: 10916
Size:  323.8 KB

Jason is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-17-2013, 10:22 AM   #2
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,610
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Sweet and certainly not surprising. Looks good in Solar Orange.

I still prefer the coupe but hey, for those days maybe ... one of each?

Can't wait to go ape**** taking a bunch of photos of this thing too probably at Art Basel next year, hehe.

__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
ddk632 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-17-2013, 01:59 PM   #3
lasovan
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: bmw 320
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: europe

Posts: 296
iTrader: (0)

looks astonishing. Especially with alpinas!
lasovan is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-17-2013, 02:14 PM   #4
GOLFFRR
 
GOLFFRR's Avatar
 
Drives: Golf Cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Solvang, CA/Camarillo, CA

Posts: 15,110
iTrader: (4)

awesome!!
__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, EMAIL US FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
Need a quote or assistance? GO HERE-->http://www.bimmerdavid.com/#!blank/c1r1e
Davids current ED Special M235/228--> http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1013211
GOLFFRR is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-17-2013, 02:41 PM   #5
Suave
Major
 
Suave's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 F80 M3
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Montgomery County, PA

Posts: 1,082
iTrader: (0)

I would love to add this car to my stable with the M4 but my wife would divorce me if I showed up at home with another one. Would go something like this -------->>>
Suave is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #6
Ali@BMWMt.laurel
Colonel
 
Ali@BMWMt.laurel's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 M4
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: United States

Posts: 2,125
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2013 BMW 335i  [0.00]
wow. kinda like it more than the coupe!
__________________
BMW of Mount Laurel - ///M Certified Client Advisor
Send Me a Message Regarding Your Next BMW!
www.BMWofMtLaurel.com
We are an M-Certified and DINAN Certified Dealer
NJ Motorsports Park Affiliated!!! PM ME FOR DETAILS
Ali@BMWMt.laurel is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-17-2013, 03:24 PM   #7
SlowSaloonM3
Major General
 
SlowSaloonM3's Avatar
 
Drives: m3 saloon in granny mode.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: lost angeles

Posts: 6,711
iTrader: (0)

Wow.
__________________

When is this episode coming?!
me no care about lap times. its all about skids, way more fun = next car ///M6.
SlowSaloonM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #8
Law
M TREEZ
 
Law's Avatar
 
Drives: E46 M3 6MT | E90 M3 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Posts: 438
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [5.00]
2004 BMW M3  [5.00]
Sublime looks.
A shame that BMW M won't be allowed to touch this chassis or this would be a great base for a BMW supercar.
__________________
2011 E90 ///M3 6MT (08.10.13~ Current)
| RAYS | EIBACH | AKRAPOVIČ |
2004 E46 ///M3 6MT (02.20.11~10.24.13) Sold
| HKS | KW | RECARO | RAYS |
Law is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      12-17-2013, 06:17 PM   #9
ALPINA B5
Private First Class
 
Drives: the subway. otherwise the bmw.
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Malaysia

Posts: 162
iTrader: (0)

loving the alpina version
ALPINA B5 is offline   Malaysia
0
Reply With Quote
      12-17-2013, 06:28 PM   #10
Double Bubble
Captain
 
Double Bubble's Avatar
 
Drives: me nuts
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: BMW or TT-RS

Posts: 609
iTrader: (0)

ALPINA wheels are just damn too sexy for any BMWs
__________________
________
Double Bubble is offline   Afghanistan
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2013, 03:26 AM   #11
N1MBL3
New Member
 
Drives: Bimmer
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Belgium

Posts: 8
iTrader: (0)

A golden bit does not make the horse any better...
N1MBL3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2013, 11:03 AM   #12
KEYON
Brigadier General
 
KEYON's Avatar
 
Drives: '14 RS5
Join Date: May 2008
Location: LA x SD

Posts: 3,417
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 E92 M3  [4.83]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Law View Post
Sublime looks.
A shame that BMW M won't be allowed to touch this chassis or this would be a great base for a BMW supercar.
+1.. MASSIVE shame.
KEYON is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2013, 12:19 PM   #13
lasovan
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: bmw 320
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: europe

Posts: 296
iTrader: (0)

Today's Autocar article reports conflicting information about BMW i8 Spyder being approved for production:

The BMW i8 Spyder is presenting "major challenges" to engineer, company officials have told Autocar.

A spokesman said that incorporating the carbonfibre-reinforced plastic bodyshell construction of the i8 into a convertible format was proving problematic: "The last architecture presented some fairly major challenges, to be able to produce a convertible in that format. The rigidity was hard to find with that particular architecture."

The spokesman also confrmed there is "no set time frame" for the market introduction of the i8 Spyder.

That contradicts media reports which have stated a late 2015 launch for the i8 Spyder. A BMW i forum reports that BMW officials gave the green light to the project last week after seeing a late-stage development prototype.

The i8 Spyder will reportedly use the same hybrid electric powertrain as the i8 coupé. That means a three-cylinder engine and generator mounted behind the rear seats and driving the rear wheels, with an electric motor driving the front wheels. In total, the i8 coupé develops 228bhp, with BMW claiming it can hit 62mph in 4.4 seconds.

At the concept's debut at the 2012 Beijing motor show, BMW said the i8 Spyder would make production in 2015. These development challenges would appear to threaten that timeframe.


http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/in...ent-challenges
lasovan is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2013, 12:23 PM   #14
Anodite10
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Anodite10's Avatar
 
Drives: with a seat belt on
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: South Africa

Posts: 1,520
iTrader: (0)

Damn that looks good
Anodite10 is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2013, 12:43 PM   #15
SCOTT26
Colonel
 
SCOTT26's Avatar
 
Drives: Frozen Dark Silver 30 Jahre
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WORLDWIDE

Posts: 2,982
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lasovan View Post
Today's Autocar article reports conflicting information about BMW i8 Spyder being approved for production:

The BMW i8 Spyder is presenting "major challenges" to engineer, company officials have told Autocar.

A spokesman said that incorporating the carbonfibre-reinforced plastic bodyshell construction of the i8 into a convertible format was proving problematic: "The last architecture presented some fairly major challenges, to be able to produce a convertible in that format. The rigidity was hard to find with that particular architecture."

The spokesman also confrmed there is "no set time frame" for the market introduction of the i8 Spyder.


That contradicts media reports which have stated a late 2015 launch for the i8 Spyder. A BMW i forum reports that BMW officials gave the green light to the project last week after seeing a late-stage development prototype.

The i8 Spyder will reportedly use the same hybrid electric powertrain as the i8 coupé. That means a three-cylinder engine and generator mounted behind the rear seats and driving the rear wheels, with an electric motor driving the front wheels. In total, the i8 coupé develops 228bhp, with BMW claiming it can hit 62mph in 4.4 seconds.

At the concept's debut at the 2012 Beijing motor show, BMW said the i8 Spyder would make production in 2015. These development challenges would appear to threaten that timeframe.


http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/in...ent-challenges
The late 2015 is for launch. Its market introduction will not be until the 2nd quarter of 2016. That is plenty of time for solutions.
__________________
XS
SCOTT26 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2013, 05:34 PM   #16
lasovan
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: bmw 320
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: europe

Posts: 296
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
The late 2015 is for launch. Its market introduction will not be until the 2nd quarter of 2016. That is plenty of time for solutions.
Thanks Scott. I'm glad we'll see this car in the metal, ups, CFRP. Any news on compatibility between "i" and Individual in the future?
lasovan is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2013, 08:32 PM   #17
SCOTT26
Colonel
 
SCOTT26's Avatar
 
Drives: Frozen Dark Silver 30 Jahre
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WORLDWIDE

Posts: 2,982
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lasovan View Post
Thanks Scott. I'm glad we'll see this car in the metal, ups, CFRP. Any news on compatibility between "i" and Individual in the future?
No plans yet.
__________________
XS
SCOTT26 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2013, 03:06 AM   #18
JET500
New Member
 
Drives: BMW F15 X5
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: UK

Posts: 13
iTrader: (0)

Are there any plans to offer the car in more colours. I would love this car to be available in all Black or perhaps in Solar Orange? It seems that the colour choice is quite limited at the moment.

Thanks.
JET500 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 AM.




bmw
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST