Official Teaser: BMW i8 Roadster

Munich, 24. August 2017

We will be at the IAA in 2017 (14. - 24. September), the BMW i8 Roadster to see? This question has occupied us up to date, for now, a Teaser Video and photos have been published by the official page, the show all open Plug-in Hybrid sports car. And he is, according to BMW, in its final testing phase. A timely debut at the auto show in Frankfurt would be possible.

More power, more range?

Let's look back on the previous rumors: The Roadster is already built on the next-i8-coupe-Generation. Therefore, we expect a subtle performance improvement with the 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine and the electric motor. Insiders speak of a system output of 372 HP (the current i8 comes to 362 HP). In addition, the pure electric range from the current level of 37 kilometres is expected to increase. Probably on 50 kilometres.

A Fabric Roof! But which one?

The latest images show that it could be in the roof of a variation in fabric. Whether the roof folds electrically, this must be done manually, or if you remove the fabric part, maybe even completely, and anywhere else in between camps, you can't tell.

The Premiere and the price

If the i8 Roadster will debut really at the IAA, he could come in early 2018 to the market. The Price? The should not be less than the coupe, because the car manufacturer to acknowledge the Removal of a roof, often with a surcharge. The normal i8 strikes with 134,000 euros to the account.(ml)