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BMW i8 Roadster ‘first look’

Looks like BMW has almost done with the testing of the i8 Roadster. However, fans and buyers might have to wait for few more months to have a proper look. “In 2018 the BMW i8 Roadster will unlock the door to a whole new dimension in pioneering open-top driving pleasure – virtually silent and with zero local emissions”, said BMW in an official statement.

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For those who can’t wait, here’s a picture of the 2012 i8 Concept Spyder, as the production model looks pretty much identical, which is a good thing. The i8 Roadster too is expected to have the 1.5-litre 3-cylinder biturbo petrol with an electric motor powered by a 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, delivering more or less the same output figures – a combined output of over 350 hp, and a pure electric range of up to 37 km. The coupe does 0 – 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, and top speed is limited to 250 km/h. Fuel efficiency of the coupe is claimed at 47.4 km/l.

A full reveal is expected in the coming months, while the sales will probably start in 2018.

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