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If there was one thing the BMW i8 range lacked, it was a convertible option. After wowing crowds at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with its i Vision Future Interaction Concept, BMW is now officially developing a convertible i8 hybrid sportscar. 

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The i8 has been a phenomenal brand builder for BMW. Sure, it has not sold in enough numbers to warrant an award for sales success, but its undeniably cool and provides a realistic glimpse into the future of motoring. We've driven the i8 and experienced the hybrid technology in other BMW i Performance products and have come away feeling upbeat. Now, BMW looks to expand the i8 range with a convertible model. First seen at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the i Vision Future Interaction Concept was more a demonstration of tech in a convertible body, as opposed to an all-new car. 

Here you can clearly see the convertible roof on the BMW i8 as it undergoes winter testing. The roof will in all likelihood be a two-part folding roof.  Production is expected to begin in 2018. We will keep you updated as more definitive details become available.  

BMW i Vision Future Interaction Concept from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Further Reading

BMW i8 wins Engine of the Year
BMW i3 and i8 First Drive
BMW i3 Video Review
Read all about BMW's i Performance brand

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