BMW released the above video, with only the slightest bit of text teasing the virtues of “open-top driving pleasure – virtually silent and with zero local emissions.”
Naturally, it will share the fixed-roof i8’s aluminum chassis and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic cell. And we’re assuming no changes to the i8 coupe’s total hybrid output of 357 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The car can turn 0-to-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, and back in 2014 it was Autoblog’s Technology Car of the Year. We’ve been hearing about the coming of this car for a long time, but last we heard it will hit showrooms in 2019. The release of this video might just mean that’s happening.