The Bavarian automobile manufacturing company BMW in February 2018 begins to take pre-orders for the new roadster and coupe of BMW i8. Prices for the novelties start from $ 199,000 and 169,000 $ USD respectively.
In the basic configuration of BMW i8 Roadster and BMW i8 Coupe will receive automatic 2-zone climate control and seats with electrically adjustable and heated, Dynamic Stability Control DSC system including ABS, Dynamic Damper Control, Dynamic Cruise Control and assistant driving, as well as LED headlights with enhanced functionality and side mirrors with electrical adjustments and heating. Start the engine without a key, comfortable access and remote control are also available in the basic versions of new BMW sports cars.
The soft folding top of the roadster version of BMW i8 can be retracted into the luggage compartment in just 16 seconds. The roof can be controlled at the speed of 60 km/h. In addition, the roadster will be available in the version of First Edition, which received a black body color and 20-inch wheels in black matte shades. The circulation of this car will reach 200 units.
Under the hood, the new products will receive a new hybrid unit, consisting of a 3-cylinder petrol engine in volume of 1.5 liters with a return of 321 hp and a 143-horsepower electric motor. Until the first "hundred" it takes acceleration in 4.2 seconds and its top speed is 249 km/h.