2019 BMW i8 Roadster Video, First Look

by Bimmerfest.com Member - Michael Accardi on December 5, 2017, 10:08 am
The BMW i8 received its first significant upgrade at the 2017 LA Auto Show

Joining the lineup is the new i8 Roadster, which also brings an updated version of BMW's eDrive system which includes a new 11.6-kWh battery that replaces the outgoing 7.1-kWh pack. The new battery bumps electric horsepower to 143 for a total system output of 374 hp, and raises pure EV driving speeds to 60 mph.

Pure electric range increases to 34 miles, but the figure is slightly lower for the drop-top.

The Roadster adds just 132 pounds of weight and maintains the coupes frameless gullwing doors.

Both the new convertible and updated coupe will arrive in showrooms later this year with pricing yet to be announced.

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