Full reveal of new BMW i8 Roadster


Full reveal of new BMW i8 Roadster

In addition to opening and closing in less than 16 seconds, BMW says the i8 Roadster's insulated fabric roof can be operated at speeds up to 31 miles per hour.

Of course you're going to need to make sure you're making some serious cash to afford either version of the i8 with a street price expected to be north of $150,000. They are replaced by black panels with aluminium trim etched with the word "Roadster".

A new E-Copper finish has been added, as has a Donington Grey metallic for both the Coupe and the Roadster.

BMW made the 2019 i8 greener than the current one by putting a bigger emphasis on pure electric drive. (60 kg) over the Coupe, at 3,514 lbs. The Roadster's fuel consumption suffers more next to the coupe, but then it still records 134.5mpg on the combined cycle. (91 L) of cargo space in cubby holes integrated into the rear bulkhead. The F90 BMW M5 will be arriving in US showrooms in spring 2018 with an MSRP of $102,600 plus $995 Destination and Handling. (22-cm) monitor or rotary control via a dial in the center console.

The new BMW i8 Roadster will be available from spring 2018 with pricing yet to be announced.

2019 BMW i8 Roadster
Full reveal of new BMW i8 Roadster

It's taken a few years, but BMW has finally released a Roadster version of its futuristic i8 sports auto and the new body style coincides with a few upgrades to the Coupe, including a more powerful drivetrain. A tiny, turbocharged aluminum rattlebox of an engine powered the i8's rear wheels and an electric motor churned the front for all-wheel drive excellence.

The electric motor, however, is upgraded with an additional 12 hp (increasing its reserves to 141 hp), which is delivered together with the same 184 lb. -ft.

Inside, the cabin gets an updated steering wheel, a multifunction instrument display and an 8.8-inch freestanding touch screen. (569 Nm), although the latter is continually regulated dependent on grip and traction levels. That now rises to 74mph in eDrive electric mode. Neither is the acceleration, though the 0-60 miles per hour times now stand at 4.2 seconds for the Coupe and 4.4 seconds for the roadster; 155 miles per hour remains the limited top speed.

Accompanying the driveline changes is a revised lithium-ion battery.

The new BMW i8 Coupe accelerates a little faster with 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of 4.4 seconds and it also has a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).



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