Following numerous debates, leaked info, or renderings based on spy photos, the almighty 2018 BMW i8 Roadster has been finally revealed to the world in the first official videos which highlight its exclusive exterior, exciting driving and performance capabilities.
The model is also highlighted standing side-by-side its i8 Coupe variant, both models looking exceptionally well and appealing.
From a visual standpoint, the new i8 Coupe is everything a BMW enthusiast would ever want – a more evolutionary design, state-of-the-art technology, improved mile range and so on; and the i8 Convertible follows the same aesthetic rules.
As we can depict from the videos below, the 2018 BMW i8 Roadster features a soft top roof which is electronically stowed in its compartment in just 16 seconds. We are also dealing here with a fabric roof featuring a 3D printed mechanism that increases the car`s cargo space.
Inside, the i8 Roadster`s interior offers generous space as well, complemented with Tera World Copper with E-Copper upholstery, carbon fiber trim and sport steering wheel. All these are in perfect balance with the car`s exterior choice of E-Copper or Donnington Grey colours.
As mentioned before in previous posts, just like the new i8 Coupe, the i8 Roadster too comes with an increased range of around 18 miles.
The hybrid`s drivetrain involves a three-cylinder turbocharged engine plus an electric motor, which delivers a total of 369 horsepower. It also manages an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds, meaning a 0.2 second difference compared with the i8 Coupe. The new battery also allows for an average consumption of 70 eMPG.
And since words are useless at this point, we invite you to watch the impressive videos revealing the new 2018 BMW i8 Coupe and i8 Roadster in all their plenitude! Do you find any particular differences between the two of them? Please comment!