The i8 Spyder shown in Beijing, according to MotorAuthority, had a badge on the car reading “eDrive.” Previously, BMW’s electric 1 series also was designated eDrive, which BMW says is going to be the designation for any of its vehicles which employ electric drive-train technology, whether an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid.
The coupe version of the i8, according to AutoCar, is going to be a 2-plus-2, as it will have a rear seat. The Spyder will come as a roadster. It isn’t known what form of removable roof it will get, but AutoCar reports that it will come as a targa top with removable carbon fiber panels. The concept also has an indentation on the rear engine cover, which is said to be a storage compartment for the roof panels.