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.Technical Data
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.
KLAUS FRÖHLICH, BOARD MEMBER, BMW AG
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 memory function for the driver seat. 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.
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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 2.0 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.Learn more about charging
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 routes to your 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.
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.