THIS is the New BMW i8 Roadster! | FIRST DRIVE

30 Apr 2018 28:30 823
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The roof is off with the new BMW i8 Roadster! After the concept-like i8 Coupe made it to production four years ago, the Roadster opens up a world of roof off driving in silence with the electric mode. Let's take a full in-depth walkaround to talk about everything you need to know about the new convertible and what it's like to drive.

The BMW i8 Roadster features the same 1.5 litre 3-cylinder engine but with updates that now produces 372hp and 570Nm. Substantial modifications have been required to house the new roof mechanism while maximising luggage space to still house 3 rolling trolley bags between the front bonnet and the space under the folding roof.

The most interesting thing for me is the sensation of being able to drive the car in full electric mode, eDrive, with wind in the hair. As I said in the video just like the Porsche 918 Spyder but also I forgot to include the first generation Tesla Roadster that was also a production car. It's a futuristic feeling, but no doubt one that we'll become ever more familiar with in time.

Thanks for watching, Tim


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