Though Automobile magazine reported last summer that BMW was scaling back their EV plans, apparently to remind people that they still are moving forward on their electric vehicle project, BMW brought a two-seat roadster version of the swoopy i8, which we featured in our coverage of the 2012 NAIAS, when BMW showed the original car in four seater coupe form. It’s not clear if they bothered to design a targa panel to close up the roadster concept’s roof, but I think it’s an attractive iteration on an already pleasing design. BMW’s current styling on their production cars is brand consistent, but hardly exciting, at least to me. I’d characterize it as “inoffensive”. The i8 shows that BMW’s design team is indeed capable of crafting a car that looks exciting, possibly even edgy.
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