Auto Shows 2019 BMW i8 Roadster Arrives Alongside Updated Coupe

21:25  29 november  2017
21:25  29 november  2017 Source:   Automobile

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Verified by BMW CEO Harald Krüger since the i 8 Roadster , the brand new convertible is due on sale in 2018, which means we should always see it arrive like a 2019 model. Its arrival is expected to path that of the up-to-date version of the i 8 coupe owing later this yr.

The BMW i 8 Roadster has finally arrived , alongside an updated i 8 coupe . The 2019 i 8 coupe is estimated by BMW to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, and the i 8 Roadster is said to hit that speed in 4.4 seconds.

After months of spy shots in the wild, the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster finally made its world premiere at the 2017 L.A. Auto Show—the best townon the planet for its debut.

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Confirmed by BMW CEO Harald Krüger as the i 8 Roadster , the new convertible is due on sale in 2018, meaning we should see it arrive as a 2019 model. Its arrival is expected to trail that of an updated version of the i 8 coupe due later this year.

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The two-seat roadster offers a full electric drop-top that opens in 16 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.

Also, the BMW eDrive tech gets a power bump of 12 ponies and now delivers 369 hp for the coupe and the all-new roadster variant.

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Both cars are powered by an electric motor and a twin-turbo three-cylinder engine with 228 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels.

The three-cylinder engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The electric motor moves the front wheels with a little help from a two-speed automatic gearbox.

BMW says that battery cell capacity has increased from 20 to 34 ampere hours and gross energy capacity from 7.1 to 11.6 kilowatt hours, which helps raise the electric motor's peak output to 184 lb-ft of torque.

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This new Roadster is envisioned as a convertible counterpart to the scene stealing i 8 coupe , whose updated new model is expected to be released later this year. Exterior. The new 2019 BMW i 8 Roadster features some subtle changes to the original coupe body style.

BMW i 8 Roadster 2018 is the next expected plug in the BMW I range, widely expected, moreover. It will be interesting to find out what will the burden of the BMW i 8 Roadster , after the necessary structural stiffeners of the BMW I platform, which leads to 1,560 kg the overall mass of the coupe .

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This allows both models to travel up to 18 miles in all-electric mode. The combined system output has increased to 369 hp and the coupe can zip from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, while drop-top gets there in 4.4. Not too shabby.

Both models have a limited top speed of 155 mph, which is plenty fast for most trips to the market.

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Combined fuel economy for both models return comes in at around 70 MPGe, according to BMW.

The plug-in 2+2-seater BMW i8 Coupe was first introduced in 2014. The new 2019 BMW i8 Roadster seats only two because its all-season fabric soft-top needs space to fold vertically in a Z-shape. Granted, there really wasn't much room for rear passengers anyway.

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BMW opines that additional storage space between the roof box and the seats for the driver and front passenger is around 3.5 feet and the rear storage area can squeeze in approximately 4.7 feet of cargo.

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BMW i 8 Roadster 2018 is the next expected plug in the BMW I range, widely expected, moreover. It will be interesting to find out what will the burden of the BMW i 8 Roadster , after the necessary structural stiffeners of the BMW I platform, which leads to 1,560 kg the overall mass of the coupe .

BMW i 8 Roadster 2018 is the next expected plug in the BMW I range, widely expected, moreover. It will be interesting to find out what will the burden of the BMW i 8 Roadster , after the necessary structural stiffeners of the BMW I platform, which leads to 1,560 kg the overall mass of the coupe .

New paint flavors for 2019 include E-Copper metallic and Donington Gray metallic with accents in Frozen Gray metallic.

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Also new for 2019 is the Tera World Copper interior trim with cloth/leather upholstery in an Amido/E-Copper color scheme, says BMW.

BMW claims the unladen weight of the new BMW i8 Roadster is 3,513 pounds, just 132 pounds more than the coupe.

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Both models offer five driving modes that include hybrid drive with comfort, sport, or eco pro, and all-electric driving in comfort or eco pro mode.

Pricing will be announced closer to market launch, but expect to pay at least $145,000 for the coupe and a bit more than that for the roadster.

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Both 2019 BMW i8s go on sale this spring, which isn't soon enough for us.

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