Building on the prowess of the BMW i8 coupe, the Roadster's electric motor produces 141bhp and has a cell capacity of 34Ah, which increases its all-electric range to 33 miles. Power is delivered via a two-speed automatic gearbox, which ensures dynamic acceleration and excellent flexibility. Take to the city in eDrive Eco mode and you’ll find progress refined and nippy, while at high speed, the combined strengths of the motor and petrol engine in Hybrid Sport Mode makes for smooth, relaxed cruising.
Steering is responsive; while the hybrid-specific all-wheel drive ensures the i8 Roadster corners confidently and benefits from maximum traction even in slippery conditions. With a 0-62mph acceleration time of just 4.6 seconds too, this model is every inch the consummate sports car.