Like the Coupe, the Roadster has gullwing doors, and the pair are available with new exterior paint finishes and 20-inch alloy wheel designs in either two-tone or black. In addition, it can be driven on electric power alone at speeds of up to 105 km/h (65 mph), up from 70 km/h (43 mph) in the original i8. This means 0-60 miles per hour (0-92 k/h) times of 4.2 seconds for the Coupe and 4.4 seconds for the Roadster, BMW says. Both cars benefit from gentle visual and mechanical upgrades, including an improved plug-in drivetrain with a bigger EV range and higher system power outputs too. Both are electronically limited to a top speed of 155 miles per hour. CFRP is also used in the side skirts, which are actually structural, according to BMW.
Going into more detail, the aluminium parts of the hood have been made using 3D printing, in order to obtain greater precision, while BMW claims to have worked thoroughly on the insulation - both thermal and acoustic.
I've always been a fan of the somewhat controversial design of the BMW i8 and I still am with this new version and especially with what they did with the new roadster.
2019 BMW i8 Roadster: This Is It, With Slightly More Horsepower and Range
For those not up-to-date with BMWs nomenclature and model lineup, we are talking about the i8 facelift, which is also getting a much-awaited Roadster version. Both variants get a head-up display, heated seats, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and three driving modes (Comfort, Sport, and Eco Pro) as standard.
From an aesthetic point of view, it retains numerous familiar features of the i8 Coupe, which also takes advantage of the California motor show to undergo a bit of a refresh itself.
It's been eight years since the BMW i8 left us open-mouthed with a first glimpse of the new vehicle in concept auto form. (249 Nm) of torque as in today's i8 Coupe via a 2-speed gearbox to the front wheels.
While the 2019 i8 Coupe keeps its 2+2 configuration, the new BMW i8 Roadster is a 2-seater, meant for the enjoyment of its driver and one lucky passenger.
CJ Beathard benched as 49ers quarterback for Jimmy Garoppolo
On Monday, Shanahan said he would probably announce his starting quarterback on Wednesday. It is unclear whether Beathard's injuries had anything to do with Shanahan's decision.
White Woman Elizabeth Warren: Trump Calling Me Pocahantas is a Racial Slur
Trump did actually praise the bravery of the code talkers at the event: "You are special people". Warren's claims of Native-American heritage originated during her Senate campaign.
Florida teen detained at Buffalo border after grandma found in shallow grave
Told the mother, 'my instinct is that there was an accident, a diabetic episode, a natural cause and Logan broke down '. Police discovered a body in the backyard of their home that is believed to be Mott's grandmother, Kristina French.