BMW i8 Roadster revealed as its most gorgeous hybrid yet
30 November, 2017, 13:54 | Author: Boyd Miller
One of the most remarkable things about the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster, which just made its debut at the 2017 LA Auto Show, is how closely it resembles the concept we saw way, way back in the spring 2012 - an eternity in automotive design years. However, its sports vehicle performance is not exactly jaw-dropping compared with the NSX, and that won't change with the 2019 model year.
The unchanged 170kW/320Nm 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine drives the rear wheels. Ivory white leather upholstery rounds out the cabins of both models, while the Roadster adds a black option. (249 Nm) of torque as in today's i8 Coupe via a 2-speed gearbox to the front wheels.
Speaking of the battery, its capacity rises from 7.1 to 11.6kWh. Efficiency improvements in the batteries also liberate an extra 12bhp from the electric motor, which powers the front wheels.
That, according to BMW, is enough to get you from zero to 100km/h in just 4.6 seconds in the case of the Roadster, with the Coupe taking 4.4s, and remember that the i8 is a lot lighter than BMW's regular cars, thanks largely to its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic passenger cell construction.
The i8 Roadster includes a power-retractable cloth panel over the cabin that stows away in 16 seconds, and can be operated at speeds up to 31 miles per hour. Improved efficiency measures give the BMW i8 an expected MPGe of 70 and BMW believes that the Roadster will retain that same fuel efficiency.
BMW's latest 360 degree electric charging system is new and combined with the latest evolution of the its i charging station, it provides 7.2kW charging and a claimed 80 percent state of charge for the i8 Roadster and facelifted i8 Coupe in less than three hours.
The long talked about roadster features an electric folding soft-top that's stored in a space-saving vertical position. The stowage solution means that the i8 Roadster actually benefits from increased storage space.
The most important announcement is without a doubt the addition of the i8 Roadster.
The Roadster's soft-top is all-electric and opens in 15 seconds at a button's push while traveling up to 31 miles per hour. This allows for geometric parts that can not be cast for the optimum strength and size to be used, balancing weight with rigidity requirements.
The 2018 BMW i8 coupe starts at $146,395.
There are two new colors for the 2019 i8: E-Copper and Donington Grey.
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