The All New BMW i8 Roadster. Boasting the latest eDrive technology and intelligent energy management. The new roadster now delivers more power as well as an increased electric range. Add to this a turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which accelerates from 0 to 60km/h in just 4.5 seconds on purely electric power, and the unique LifeDrive architecture for sublime weight distribution, and you have a new icon of driving pleasure.
The BMW i8 Roadster is futuristic right down to the last detail. Its imposing lightweight carbon-fibre dihedral doors are combined perfectly with the exclusive all-electric soft-top roof for maximum effect. The distinctive V-shaped black belt stretches along the entire car, underscoring its seductive low-hung silhouette. What’s more, the impressive streamflow design, which optimises airflow and creates unprecedented aerodynamics, gives you everything you need to set you free.
The BMW i8 Roadster roof can be fully and automatically retracted quietly in just 16 seconds.
The elegantly-hinged dihedral doors move forwards and upwards, and emphasise the vehicle’s sporty appearance. The generously proportioned door cut-outs also make access easier.
The LED rear lights are designed in BMW i
typical icon graphics and contribute considerably to the overall design of the
BMW i8 Roadster.
Sitting in a BMW i8 Roadster is all about thrilling the senses. Eye-catching design features include the new Carpo interior trim available in Ivory White/Black, which can be applied to the
contour lines of the doors, the steering wheel and much more. Optional new trims, such as the Accaro interior trim, are also available. To complete the experience and make it utterly unforgettable, the BMW i8 Roadster also boasts new electrically-adjustable sport seats with memory function.
The intelligent energy management of the BMW i8 Roadster coordinates the interaction between the electric motor and the updated lithium-ion battery with the combustion engine. It’s always geared towards maximum performance with minimum consumption. This creates enormous efficiency, with CO2 emissions of up to only 46g/km*.
What makes the BMW i8 Roadster unique is its exceptional lightweight concept called
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. Together they create sustainability and perfect weight balance, and deliver unmatched sportiness.
Charging or refuelling – both are easy with the 360° ELECTRIC package. At home, charge with the BMW i Wallbox or the charging cable. You can also use sustainably-generated electricity from BMW Green Energy powered by Good Energy. On the road, the growing number of public
charging stations can be easily used with the ChargeNow card. Find a charging station with the ChargeNow app or from directly within your BMW i8 Roadster.
The BMW i8 Roadster experience is boosted by innovative connectivity. Features like ConnectedDrive and the BMW Connected+ app offer richer and more immersive driving experiences, whether it’s must-have entertainment or real-time information. Discover more about the future of connectivity and how it helps connect your worlds.
The BMW i8 Roadster is always prepared for the unexpected thanks to numerous assistance systems. From Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), which reduces wheel spin, to the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system, technology is as much a source of safety as it is efficiency and performance. That’s what makes it the ultimate driving machine.