BMW has shown off the i8 Roadster. Finally the production version is here. It’s been unveiled at the LA motor show and while its styling weirdly attracting, you probably can’t resist to it: ‘cuz it looks every bit as desirable as an i8 drop-top ought to.
BMW I8 Roadster revealed alongside and an updated BMW i8 Coupe
The good news is it brings more of everything: improved battery technology means more energy, so the motor now produces 143bhp – up 12bhp, taking the car’s total petrol and electric output to 374bhp. The electric-only range tops 30 miles now, too. The Roadster is very similar to the Coupe, using the same carbon-reinforced plastic core, whose rigid structure has maximised the size of the roof opening and negated the need for lots of extra strengthening.