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BMW i8 Roadster

  • Car brand: BMW
  • Convertible roof type: Fabric

BMW made us wait four years from the initial release of the i8 coupe until the convertible version finally arrived in showrooms. Nevermind though, it was worth the wait. The BMW i8 Convertible remains cutting edge and the revised styling looks even more futuristic than the original car.

Hybrid power and some very clever engineering mean that this super-sports-car is both fast and economical. Emissions are lower than most tiny city cars. The latest battery technology means that this convertible can cover 30 miles on electric charge alone and power output combined with the petrol engine is now up to 374bhp. There may be faster cars out there but few are as clever or as likely to make you feel like you are driving something from the future.

The small fabric roof folds away very neatly and doesn’t affect the already small luggage space.

BMW i8 Roadster Details

Production Dates2018-current
Length 4689 mm / 185 in
Width 1942 mm / 76 in
Height 1297 mm / 51 in
Wheelbase 2800 mm / 110 in
Luggage Capacity 154 litres / 5.44 cu ft
Fuel Tank Capacity 42 litres / 11.1 US gal
Warranty 3 years years or 999,999 miles
Service Intervals Variable miles

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Fuel type Hybrid
Driven Wheels All-wheel-drive
Engine Capacity 1499 cc
Power 374 ps
Torque 570 nm
Transmission type 6-spd Auto
Kerb Weight 1595 kg / 3516 lb
UK Retail Price from £124,730
UK Insurance Group 50


Max speed (auto) 155 mph / 249 kph
0-100kmph (auto) 4.6 seconds

Economy and Emissions

CO2 Emissions (auto) 46 g/km

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