BMW is nearly ready to welcome the third member of its ‘i’ family. in 2018, the german automaker will unlock the door to the ‘i8 roadster’, ushering in a new dimension of open-top driving pleasure. the progressive sports car is in its final testing phase in plant leipzig, and BMW offers an inside look at its rigorous experimentation process ahead of its release.

BMW i8 roadster testing
BMW is nearly ready to welcome the third member of its ‘i’ family

 

 

the BMW ‘i8 roadster’ intends to be virtually silent and produce zero local emissions. preliminary figures about the sports car indicate that it will have a combined fuel consumption of 2.1 l/100 kilometers, combined electricity consumption of 14.7 kwh/100 kilometer, and combined CO2 emissions of 48 g/km.

BMW i8 roadster testing
in 2018, the german automaker will unlock the door to the ‘i8 roadster’

 

 

BMW i is branch of the luxury automobile manufacturer that focusses on connected mobility services, visionary vehicle concepts and sustainability. the urban-minded ‘i3’ electric car, and the ‘i8 plug-in hybrid‘ sports car are the brand’s first two ‘i’ vehicles. stay tuned for more news on the ‘i8 roadster’ as it readies for its big reveal.

BMW i8 roadster testing
the car intends to usher in a new dimension of open-top driving pleasure

BMW i8 roadster testing
the BMW i8 roadster testing underway at plant leipzig

BMW i8 roadster testing
BMW offers an inside look at its rigorous experimentation process ahead of its release

BMW i8 roadster testing
the BMW ‘i8 roadster’ intends to be virtually silent and produce zero local emissions

 

 

this summer, BMW released a teaser video revealing the roadster in a camouflage veil 
see the full article on designboom here 

BMW i8 roadster testing
the first look hints that the bodywork will be made of cabon-fiber reinforced plastic

BMW i8 roadster testing
BMW will start production of the ‘i8’ roadster in 2018

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