BMW lovers in the United Kingdom are glad to know that the hot i8 Roadster is here for the taking. However, it doesn’t come cheap, customers emptying their pockets for at least £124,735 OTR. For that money, you get technology at its best, plenty of driving modes for a more comfortable ride, fuel efficiency and so on.
Speaking of fuel efficiency, the all-new 2019 BMW i8 Roadster uses a hybrid powertrain combining a three-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor. All in one, the system develops 374 bhp and 320 Nm of torque. That also means a standstill to 100 km/h in a blasting 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. The result is, according to the carmaker, a combined fuel economy of 141.2 mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 46g/km. That makes the perfect roadster for “a typical commute through city traffic and along country roads.”
As for the driving modes involved, there are no less than five – Comfort, Sport and Eco Pro in hybrid driving and Comfort and Eco Pro in all-electric driving.
The hybrid also features some tuning components for the damping systems and suspension. They come as standard and refer to the double-wishbone front axle, five-link rear axle and the company`s new Dynamic Damper Control.
The car`s structure also comprises a frameless dihedral doors, with the windscreen frame being made out from carbon fiber reinforced polymer, also known as CFRP. That makes this particular convertible more lightweight, with just 60 kg more over the Coupe.
From a visual standpoint, the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster follows the same language design as the standard model, however it does come with features of its own – 20-inch light-alloy wheels in W-spoke design or the new roof design. BMW is also offering new paintjobs like E-Copper metallic of Donington Grey metallic.
The interior is also high-class with the multi-functional instrument display, Carpo interior trim with full-leather upholstery or sports steering wheel.
More details about the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster in the United Kingdom can be seen in the media gallery below. Enjoy!