BMW i8 Roadster Specifications
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Exterior

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The i8’s futuristic good looks aren’t merely a superficial consideration – a great deal of thought went into how to make the vehicle as light as possible without sacrificing resilience. For instance, this PHEV’s doors and wings are constructed using polycarbonate glass, which is roughly 200 times stronger than ordinary glass and 30 times more robust than typical acrylics or plastic.

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Quick opening roof The vehicle’s electrically operated roof takes approximately 15 seconds to open or close at speeds of up to 30mph. This soft-top is made with high-quality materials too, and when in place, it successfully manages to keep exterior noise to a minimum.
Butterfly effect The vehicle’s butterfly doors open upwards and outwards, hinging on a point positioned near the top of the A pillar. While the car as a whole is guaranteed to attract attention, when in operation, the doors in particular will have people positively gawping.
20-inch alloys The automobile rides on 20-inch light alloy BMW i W-spoke wheels that are fitted with high-gloss-black brake calipers, which also feature i8-designated markings.

Interior

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Unlike its Roadster counterpart, this drop-top is strictly a two-seater. There is an upside to this, however: an extra 100 litres of luggage capacity. In virtually every other respect, the interiors are the same, other than the retractable roof, of course. Most importantly, driver and co-passenger are always snugly accommodated.

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Create the perfect environment In addition to automatic air-conditioning, the i8 features another cabin-transforming element: ambient lighting, allowing you to easily switch between Bright Red and Ice Blue, for instance.
Leather finishes A leather three-spoke steering wheel and BMW i Spheric perforated leather-upholstered seats are just two examples of the vehicle’s numerous sporty attributes. It’s worth noting that the car’s front seats are electrically adjustable and heated too.
Anti-dazzle The i8’s automatic rear-view mirror and side mirrors each possess anti-dazzle functionality. This feature is especially useful when motorists behind are operating their headlights at full-beam.

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As tends to be the case with open-top variants, the i8 Roadster doesn’t quite match the Coupé in the performance stakes. A 1.5-litre petrol engine, working in tandem with an electric motor, produces 141bhp and 570Nm of torque. This enables 0-60mph in approximately 4.4 seconds (as opposed to the Coupé’s 4.2 seconds). However, a top speed of 155mph remains the same. There’s no difference in terms of transmission either, because this car also features a six-speed automatic gearbox and steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles. What’s more, the i8 Roadster is every bit as efficient as the Coupé, returning up to 128.4mpg, while producing CO2 emissions as low as 49g/km.

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Racing speed A top speed of 155mph enables you to enjoy the thrill of motoring, with a 0-60mph time of 4.4 seconds also set to impress.
Incredible efficiency The i8 Roadster is every bit as efficient as the Coupé, returning up to 128.4mpg, while producing CO2 emissions as low as 46g/km.
Charging solutions The 360° ELECTRIC package provides you with a number of charging solutions including a charging cable or BMW i Wallbox.

Technology

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A bona fide supercar really deserves to have a super sound system, which is why the i8 is fitted with a 12-speaker Harman Kardon system. Audio is processed by a DSP (digital) amplifier, producing a 360-watt output that handles classical, easy listening, hard rock and beat-heavy grooves with equal aplomb. Other features include a 20GB hard drive, which features more than enough memory to store a number of favourite albums. There’s also an 8.8-inch touchscreen display that provides access to numerous BMW ConnectedDrive services, including real-time traffic updates, an array of apps and estimated time of arrival information.

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Driving aids Take advantage of all the driving support you need, whether in terms of parking assistance or staying safe out on the road.
BMW ConnectedDrive An 8.8-inch touchscreen display that provides access to numerous BMW ConnectedDrive services, including real-time traffic updates and an array of apps.
Smartphone connection Accessing multimedia and managing your communications is effortless when connecting your smartphone to the i8 Roadster.

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