The new BMW i8 Roadster and i8 Coupe.29/11/2017
The sports car of the future – now available in two body variants. New BMW i8 Roadster and new BMW i8 Coupe are under starter’s orders. Both plug-in hybrid models feature further developed BMW eDrive technology, enabling longer range and more time in pure-electric mode. World premiere of the BMW i8 Roadster at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December 2017, market launch from May 2018.
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 stream flow design also optimises airflow and creates unprecedented aerodynamics.
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."
KLAUS FRÖHLICH, BOARD MEMBER, BMW AG
FREE SPACE. 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.
SPEARHEAD. MADE OF CARBON. 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.
THE FREEDOM TO REACH EVERYTHING. 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 via the fully-networked BMW ConnectedDrive services for navigation.