The future is taking shape – in the form of the first ever BMW i8 Roadster. Enthusiastic, fascinating and ready to reinterpret freedom. For unconditional driving pleasure, as far as the road goes. From the first glimpse of the iconic design adrenaline levels rise. The tachometer shoots up just as fast: the innovative plug-in hybrid engine generates 374 hp and 570 Nm and accelerates the BMW i8 Roadster from 0 to 100 km/ h in just 4.6 seconds. The fastest route to experience a new form of freedom.
The BMW i8 Roadster reveals itself as futuristic right down to the last detail. Its progressive lines speak a formal language that can hardly be more dynamic. The most striking feature: the imposing lightweight carbon-fibre hinged doors, which can be opened comfortably. The athletic front continues to display the individual character of the car and proudly bears the BMW double kidney, flanked by full-LED headlights and redesigned Air Curtains. Starting at the bonnet, the distinctive V-shaped black belt stretches along the entire car, underscoring its flat silhouette. The impressive streamflow design also optimises airflow and creates unprecedented aerodynamics. Thus, the BMW i8 Roadster is a perfect symbiosis of form and function that knows only one destination: ultimate freedom.
This is what we call pure open e-mobility. With this open-top two-seater we are going for the pole position in the open hybrid sports cars segment.
The interior of the BMW i8 Roadster also underscores its unique character. This is immediately apparent from the exclusive feature line Accaro Amido/E-Copper. The interior also reflects the dynamic lines of the exterior design, creating a futuristic dynamic throughout the cockpit. The centre cockpit is inclined to the driver and the controls are arranged intuitively – ensuring maximum driver orientation and clarity. Optimum lateral support and maximum comfort are provided by the new electrically-adjustable sport seats with memory function.
Behind the seats is additional storage space. With the optional Travel Packet, retractable dividers and an extra Nappa Leather map pocket are available. In the dark, the LED interior lighting ensures a high-quality ambience. The contour lines of the doors, the instrument panel, the centre console and the steering wheel can be optionally and alternately dipped in the colours EfficientDynamics Blue, Amber Yellow and White.
Experience the high-quality lines of the BMW i8 Roadster.
The BMW i8 Roadster takes even the headwind’s breath away. This is not only due to its athletic appearance, but also its streamlined body, the extreme lightweight construction and the layered design of the LED tail lights, which the wind flows through.
Drive ahead and leave practically nothing behind - thanks to the intelligent energy management of the BMW i8 Roadster. It coordinates the interaction between the electric motor and the battery with the combustion engine – always geared towards maximum performance with minimum consumption. This creates a powerful plug-in hybrid system with enormous efficiency, as evidenced by the combined consumption of only 2.1 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of up to 46 g/km.
Take the lead. It’s easy with the new BMW i8 Roadster. One of the reasons is its exceptional lightweight concept: the 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. Both components are weight-optimised down to the last gram in order to take thought-out sustainability with perfected sportiness efficiently to the road.
Charging or refuelling – both are easy to handle in the new BMW i8 Roadster with the comprehensive product and service package 360° ELECTRIC. At home, you can easily charge your BMW i8 with the BMW i Wallbox or the charging cable – if you wish, you can also use sustainable generated electricity from BMW Green Energy powered by NATURSTROM. A personalised consultation, the professional assembly and the initial setup are all ensured by a qualified electrician. On the road, you’ll find an ever-growing number of public charging stations that you can easily use with the ChargeNow card. Find out where the next charging station is with the ChargeNow app or, alternatively, directly in your BMW i8 Roadster: for example, via the fully-networked BMW ConnectedDrive services for navigation
BMW ConnectedDrive offers innovative solutions that provide high connectivity for the new BMW i8 Roadster – for a fully intelligent and sustainable form of mobility. For example, the BMW ConnectedDrive services for navigation always provide the most efficient route to the destination. In addition, the BMW Connected App Remote Services for iOS and Android give you plenty of relevant information about your BMW i8 Roadster – just a fingertip away. And thanks to BMW Teleservices, the BMW i Partner is always up to date when there is a need for service.
As the owner of a BMW i8 Roadster, you get access to a whole world of privileges. The BMW i Pure Impulse Experience programme offers its members exclusive events and unique lifestyle offers around the world. The programme contains interesting and inspiring insights into technology, travel, culture, gastronomy, and design.
Wherever you go – the BMW i8 Roadster is prepared for anything thanks to numerous assistance systems. For example, during wet driving, the brakes are cleaned from time to time by the dry brake function to minimise moisture – and all without noticeable brake pressure. In bad weather conditions, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) makes starting easier by reducing wheel spin and ensuring maximum traction. Once driving, the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system takes over to provide excellent grip in any situation. The system is activated in hybrid mode and distributes the drive forces of both types of drive variably and according to the situation to all four wheels.
BMW i8 Roadster:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.5
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 46
Consumption data is determined in accordance to the ECE driving cycle, depending on the wheel and tyre sizes selected. The models illustrated include optional equipment.
Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany, and under http://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-consumption.html.
The figures do not refer to an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the offering; they are intended solely as a basis for comparison of the different vehicle types. CO2 emissions occurring during the production and provision of the fuel or other energy sources are disregarded when determining the CO2 emissions in accordance with Directive 1999/94/EC.
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