BMW i8 Roadster 2018 Teaser, Plug-in hybrid discovery
BMW i8 Roadster 2018 will go alongside the coupe version, exit on the market waiting in 2018. We admire in preview teaser and spy photos, while the debut will be in Frankfurt.
BMW i8 Roadster 2018 is the next expected plug in the BMW I range, widely expected, moreover. Already at the CES in Las Vegas of 2016, the bodywork was used without the roof to announce the latest technologies in the field of connectivity and automation, with the BMW concept the Future interaction. Now the process is in the final jokes, i8 Roadster 2018 is ready to face the scene and may already be the Frankfurt Motor Show next September the theater elected for the debut.
In addition to the obvious modification of the bodywork lines, the replacement of the roof with a plate-style element – apparently a removable hard-top, from the teaser pictures and spy photos – the presence of two humps behind the seats, the confirmation of the doors with opening at association, BMW i8 Roadster 2018 should mark an evolution of technological content seen on the coupe.
Connectivity yes, but also and especially automation driving, with the integration of some systems appreciated on BMW 5 series and the latest arrival, new BMW X3. The technical system will replicate that of the i8 coupe. That is turbocharged gasoline engine 1.5 liters 3 cylinders of 320 nm of maximum torque combined with an electric unit from 130 horsepower and 250 nm, for a hybrid system power of 362 horsepower.
It will be interesting to find out what will the burden of the BMW i8 Roadster, after the necessary structural stiffeners of the BMW I platform, which leads to 1,560 kg the overall mass of the coupe.
The driving range in electric mode of BMW i8 is worth 37 km, with the electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack of 5.2 kWh.