The 2019 BMW i8 Roadster is just another version of its predecessor BMW i8 hybrid sports car. The idea of i8 Spyder that was introduced in 2012 and became more substantial in 2015 is now has been tested for adaption of advanced 2019 model. Anticipated as the best hybrid BMW ever, 2019 model which will be presented for sale in the end of 2018 is likely to be an innovative and trend setting design.
Exterior and Interior Designs of the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster
The word hybrid may refer to new design only but i8 Roadster has a lot more than it. The Spyder concept which is the basis for this new model has a two panel roof; hence it is speculated that it has a removable roof. Exterior of the latest BMW i8 Roaster is made up of lightweight aluminium and thermoplastic. Such light materials will limit the weight of the car up to 3300 pounds and makes it most suitable for sports purposes. Aluminium along with carbon fibres is used at entryways and hoods while thermoplastic makes up for the front sexes and back sashes.
As far as interior is concerned, it is expected to have front seats featuring six-way control, upholstering made up of cowhide fabric and overall heads up show. The wheels will come with paddle shifters. In terms of navigational system, there are no major improvements observed and it is instead simply similar to previous versions of professional BMW vehicles. The old 8.8 inches show up screen has now a relatively advanced telephone network and Bluetooth system. Another notable new feature is an advanced sound system featuring 360 watt intensifiers which are coupled with more loudspeakers than ever. An exciting feature about the interior can be a dynamic and convertible design with more advanced digital displays.
Engine Specs and Fuel Economy of the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster
Use of carbon fibre and aluminium in the build-up might not be something new, but engine specs are more advanced for the latest model. The engine features 1.5-litres, turbocharged which has three chambers. The engine is a combo of motor and electric technology. While these specs are similar to the previous versions, it is expected that previous 362 hp will see a boost.
Reports indicate that some 420 pound-feet torque will also be amplified for the latest model. In the current models of BMW there is a battery capacity of 15 mile- rating, which is not sufficient for some super exciting sports vehicles. BMW i8 Roadster is likely to witness some major changes in battery capacity as well.
Price and Release Date of the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster
There is no confirmed release date of 2019 BMW i8 Roadster. But it is expected to be launched at the end of 2018, thus bagging the title of a 2019 model. As we can remember, the price of the previous model was around USD 0.15 million. Well, the new and design has come up with subtle changes that pretty much entail advancements is in design, few engine specs build-up. Hence, we can say that price is likely to be the same for new model as well. According to speculations, the pricing of 2019 BMW i8 Roadster is likely to start from $144, 395.