2019 Bmw I8 Roadster – Just over three years after its first appearance on the German market, we found BMW’s revolutionary i8 hybrid in a rather difficult place. While the Bavarian halo sports car still has the appearance and driving characteristics that made it special in its infancy, the technology has certainly evolved. Today, performance EVs offer more speed with greatly improved range; in the world of hybrids, we have the Acura NSX. And what Honda has concocted is a good price supercar not much higher than an i8 coupe.
This 2019 model year version more of a refresh than a major update. However, the new open roof variant adds a significant variety. On both Roadster and Coupé, the doors go up and go out, gull wing style. However, the coupe retains the hatchback space and the rear seats, while the Roadster only offers two seats. The lack of a hatchback gives the i8 Roadster two cool-looking aero-ridges behind every seat, reminiscent of 1950’s automotive design.
BMW is adding its range of driver assistance features, Adaptive Cruise Control, which automatically combines speeds with slower front-end traffic, a head-up display, and provides useful driving information on the lower edge of the vehicle. windshield. These features are similar to how BMW equips its latest Series 7 model. BMW’s all-new iDrive infotainment system, which includes navigation with search for destinations online and Apple CarPlay wireless, also finds its place in this new i8. This system retains the traditional BMW numbering controller on the console, but also adds touch screen capabilities.
As we have heard previously, the introduction of the Roadster also brings changes to the coupe version. The Roadster and coupe receive a new lithium-ion battery with an increased capacity of 11.6 kilowatt-hours. This allows 12 horsepower from the front electric motor, bringing its power to 141 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 BMW i8 Roadster still uses a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 228 hp and 236 lb-ft. The New BMW i8 battery upgrades bring its combined output to 369 hp and 420 lb-ft. In addition to adding power, the new battery allows a longer battery life. The i8 2019 can travel 18 miles, up 15 miles with the old battery.
The 2019 BMW i8 Roadster Coupe will be on sale in the spring of 2018.