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.