BMW i8 on the Road

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BMW i8 Latest Updates

What’s better than a hybrid sportscar? One without a roof, of course! The BMW i8 Roadster was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 and it looks jaw-dropping no matter which angle you choose to look at it from. The Roadster gets a fabric roof which folds itself in 15 seconds, and this can be done at speeds of up to 50kmph. But, even with the roof gone, BMW has retained the classic i8 butterfly doors. Compared to the coupe, the Roadster has gone through a minor mechanical change. It gets a slightly bigger battery (34Ah vs 20Ah) and a more powerful electric motor (143PS vs 131PS). The IC unit in the i8 Roadster , though, is the same 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that makes 231PS of power and 320Nm of torque. Combine the two and you can clock 0-100kmph in 4.6 seconds. But, you can also drive in an all-electric mode for 53km with a top speed of 105kmph. Press the eDrive button and the top speed will extend to 120kmph.

BMW i8 Price

BMW i8 is going to launch in India with an estimated price of Rs. 2.14 crore

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