Set to make its launch to market from May 2018, the much anticipated and first-ever Roadster BMW i8 made its world this month at its premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The two-seater sport car features an electrically operated soft-top roof which adds a new sense of freedom to the already locally emission-free mobility and high-calibre performance of the BMW i8 sport car.
The impressive soft-top roof, which can be fully and automatically retracted quietly in just 16 seconds and at up to driving speeds of 31mph can be folded into a compact package which creates an additional 100 litres of storage behind the seats, always handy with a convertible.
The Roadster BMW i8 has the same LifeDrive architecture found in the new BMW i8 Coupé, which features an aluminium chassis and carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell which results in perfect weight balance, sustainability and exceptional sportiness.
We love the eye catching Carpo interior trim which comes as standard for the Roadster BMW i8 and comprises of full-leather upholstery in Ivory White/Black. Optional extras include the Halo interior trim and the new Accaro interior trim with an Amido/E-Copper colour scheme.
The Roadster BMW i8 has a power output of 275 kW/374 hp thanks to a system output which is produced by the electric motor and engine acting together. It can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in a jaw dropping 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph.