A BMW source cited by InAutoNews says there won't be an i8 Spyder or extra derivatives of the next generation 7-Series.

A BMW source cited by InAutoNews says there won't be an i8 Spyder or extra derivatives of the next generation 7-Series.

At the 2012 Beijing Motor Show we saw BMW's i8 Concept Spyder but don't hold your breath for a production version as it seems it won't happen, despite a rumor from last December indicating the model has been green-lighted for a late 2015 launch.

In addition, the same BMW source announced the next generation 7-Series will continue to be offered only in standard and long wheelbase versions, without adding coupe and convertible derivatives like Mercedes-Benz is doing with the latest S-Class.

Lastly, the BMW representative said the already confirmed BMW X7 will not be based on the next 7-Series as originally believed. The seven-seat SUV is expected to come out in 2017 or 2018 and will be built in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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