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THE FIRST EVER BMW i8 ROADSTER.

The future is yours to drive.

It’s time to rethink plug-in hybrids. Boasting the latest eDrive technology and intelligent energy management, the new BMW i8 Roadster now delivers more power and increased electric range. Add to this a turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which accelerates from 0 to 62mph in just 4.6 seconds, and the unique LifeDrive architecture for sublime weight distribution, and you have a new icon of driving pleasure.

The ultimate presence.

The BMW i8 Roadster is futuristic right down to the last detail. Its imposing lightweight carbon-fibre dihedral doors are combined perfectly with the exclusive all-electric soft-top roof for maximum effect. The distinctive V-shaped black belt stretches along the entire car, underscoring its seductive low-hung silhouette. What’s more, the impressive streamflow design, which optimises airflow and creates unprecedented aerodynamics, gives you everything you need to set you free.

Exclusive soft-top roof.

The BMW i8 Roadster roof can be fully and automatically retracted quietly in just 16 seconds – and up to driving speeds of 31mph.

Dihedral doors.

The elegantly-hinged dihedral doors move forwards and upwards, and emphasise the vehicle’s sporty appearance. The generously proportioned door cut-outs also make access easier.

Characteristic rear lights.

The LED rear lights are designed in BMW i typical icon graphics and contribute considerably to the overall design of the BMW i8 Roadster.

Striking light-alloy wheels.

Attract attention with the standard 20” BMW i W-Spoke style 470 or with the optional 20” BMW i light-alloy wheels with 516 radial spoke design in Bicolor.

Aerodynamic front.

To enhance aerodynamics, the BMW i8 Roadster now features an improved bonnet vent that allows air to flow over the roof.

Spectacular lighting range.

In laser high-beam mode, the optional BMW Laserlights illuminate a range of up to 600m, nearly twice as far as conventional LED headlights. This improves safety by enhancing visibility.

Progressive design.

Sitting in a BMW i8 Roadster is all about thrilling the senses. Eye-catching design features include the new Carpo interior trim available in Ivory White/Black, which can be applied to the contour lines of the doors, the steering wheel and much more. Optional new trims, such as the Accaro interior trim, are also available. To complete the experience and make it utterly unforgettable, the BMW i8 Roadster also boasts new electrically-adjustable sport seats with memory function.

Unique and exclusive.

Experience the high-quality trims available with the BMW i8 Roadster:
  • Carpo Ivory White/Black in BMW i Spheric Full leather
  • Accaro E-Copper/Amido in BMW i Exclusive natural leather with cloth accentuator
  • Carpo Amido/Black in BMW i Spheric Full leather
  • Halo Dalbergia Tan/Black in BMW i Exclusive natural leather with cloth accentuator
 

Enjoy smarter power.

The intelligent energy management of the BMW i8 Roadster coordinates the interaction between the electric motor and the updated lithium-ion battery with the combustion engine. It’s always geared towards maximum performance with minimum consumption. This creates enormous efficiency, with CO2 emissions of up to only 46g/km*.

LifeDrive architecture.

What makes the BMW i8 Roadster unique is its exceptional lightweight concept called LifeDrive architecture. It consists of the Drive module – an aluminium chassis – and the Life module – an ultralight passenger compartment made of high-strength carbon-fibre. Together they create sustainability and perfect weight balance, and deliver unmatched sportiness.

Freedom to go.

Charging or refuelling – both are easy with the 360° ELECTRIC package. At home, charge with the BMW i Wallbox or the charging cable. You can also use sustainably-generated electricity from BMW Green Energy powered by Good Energy. On the road, the growing number of public charging stations can be easily used with the ChargeNow card. Find a charging station with the ChargeNow app or from directly within your BMW i8 Roadster.

Connecting your worlds.

The BMW i8 Roadster experience is boosted by innovative connectivity. Features like ConnectedDrive and the BMW Connected+ app offer richer and more immersive driving experiences, whether it’s must-have entertainment or real-time information. Discover more about the future of connectivity and how it helps connect your worlds.

Expect the unexpected.

The BMW i8 Roadster is always prepared for the unexpected thanks to numerous assistance systems. From Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), which reduces wheel spin, to the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system, technology is as much a source of safety as it is efficiency and performance. That’s what makes it the ultimate driving machine.

Register your interest.

If the BMW i8 Roadster is your kind of car and you want to know more, simply register your interest. The team at BMW will keep you in the loop with all the latest news and information. Keep me informed

* These figures are preliminary values and have not yet been confirmed. Subject to change.
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