According to the German newspaper Handelsblatt, BMW has approved production of the i8 Spyder. As you may recall BMW showed the i8 Spyder a few years back ahead of the production i8 being released. While it may have seemed an obvious next step for BMW, insiders have told us that engineers faced a rathe daunting task in removing the roof while retaining the appropriate levels of structural rigidity. With this news it would seem that BMW has cracked the code and will be creating what could be called the ultimate drop-top green car.

Given our time with the i8 coupe, we can imagine the i8 spyder being an exceptional halo for the BMWi division.