BMW i8 First Launched in 2013 when the first time these sports cars appear in Sportscars market, many people say “wow and wow”. The BMW i8 is Sports car that combined luxury modern design and powerful engine that makes this sports car extremely look so fantastic IN and OUT the car. As time goes on BMW want to keep people love to this their luxury sports cars with releasing the new BMW i8 Roadster for 2019 season. So let take a look at how the new one (2019 BMW i8 Roadster) has to be.
BMW i8 Roadster New Design
For 2019 Model, the BMW i8 roadster is even more striking than the coupe, and that’s saying something. By dispensing with the hard-roof model’s vestigial rear seats, the ragtop features an even lower roofline that emphasizes its supercar proportions. The roadster comes with a power-folding fabric top, two silver décor elements on the B-pillar, and a new air shutter on the front hood, which also carries over to the refreshed coupe. This design was changed because the previous element directed a warm flow of air toward the cabin; it didn’t matter on the coupe but could make things uncomfortable in the roadster when the top is down.
There is a new lightweight 20-inch wheel option, and BMW is launching two additional colors. The new copper tone is a nod at electrification; BMW likes to call the i8 an electric car even though it is really a plug-in hybrid.
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Ingress and egress through the revised dihedral doors are relatively easy, especially with the roof out of the way, and you have plenty of space once you settle into the cockpit. In this variant, the area where the coupe has rear seats is devoted to storage, making the roadster roomy enough for a weekend trip for two—particularly when the small trunk at the back of the car is also factored in. The door windows still cannot be fully lowered.
For engine section of BMW i8 Roadster, The 2019 i8s continue to be fitted with a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-three and an electric motor amidships, plus a front-axle electric motor. Engine output is unchanged, while the stronger battery allows electric output to rise by 12 horsepower, lifting total system power from 357 horses to 369. BMW claims the sprint to 60 mph takes 4.4 seconds, which may seem quick until you compare it with the times of similarly priced two-seaters.
While the extra boost from the more powerful battery and the motor is not readily noticed in routine driving, the added range makes a bit of a difference. Range in EV mode has increased from 15 to 18 miles according to BMW, and it is possible to drive in electric mode at up to 75 mph. If you like the electric driving experience, the 2019 i8 gives you more of that smooth glide, operating with the front motor only. Selecting the default hybrid mode removes range anxiety, and there’s still a Sport mode to optimize performance. In the Sport setting, the car emits an artificial growl while keeping the engine running at all times, with the electric motor providing an instant burst of torque when you want it. The electrically assisted gasoline engine is mated to a six-speed automatic, while the front motor operates through its own two-speed automatic.
Price For The New 2019 BMW i8 Roadster
To get this Luxury i8 Roadster you’ll need at least $148,495 – $148,495, that MSRP Range of this car, it looks expensive, but you know this super luxury car.