BMW has announced their new BMW i8 Roadster at the LA Auto Show, the company also unveiled an updated version of their i8 Coupe.
The BMW i8 Coupe can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds, the new i8 roadster has a 0 to 62 miles per hour time of 4.6 seconds.
Like the new BMW i8 Coupe, the new BMW i8 Roadster is based on the LifeDrive vehicle architecture with aluminium chassis and carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell. The further optimised BMW eDrive technology employed in both models comprises a high-voltage battery with significantly expanded cell capacity and energy content, and an electric motor generating a higher peak output. The result is a noticeable increase in dynamic performance, operating range and the amount of driving possible using purely the electric drive system.
You can find out more details about the new BMW i8 Roadster and Coupe over at BMW at the link below. The new roadster and coupe will launch in May 2018, as yet there are no details on pricing.
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