In BMW many had the dream of launching a BMW i8 with the sky by ceiling. It seemed that this day would never come and that, although it was shown as a prototype, about four years ago, delays and few information made us think that finally BMW do not dare to market it. However, the news that good part of them customers waited is just of making official: the BMW i8 Roadster will be available in 2018.
We hope that during this long period of time that we have been waiting, have used and put on the verge of the best possible way the convertible variant of the German hybrid sports. The CEO of the brand, Herald Krueger, declared that the Roadster i8 would join the rest of the range in 2018. In this way, it is possible that next year, during the last months of 2017, is presented in an official way.
He CEO is denied to give details on the i8 Roadster, although seems to be that will improve them benefits of the current BMW i8 thanks to new batteries of higher capacity and an engine electric of greater performance that the of the current model with body closed. Furthermore, it is expected that approximately when land the BMW i8 Roadster, brother coupé suffer an update to match the features and capabilities in the field of performance and autonomy of one or another variant.
Is rumored that the power of the BMW i8 updated and of the i8 Roadster will reach, after the update that we are waiting for, them 400 cv. This improvement of power will increase the dynamic possibilities of the range BMW i8, but will remain a sports car hybrid and technological, and not a hiperdeportivo from the likes of the Porsche 918 Syder or the Ferrari LaFerrari, for example. In any case, BMW did not want to enter, for the moment, that war of very high performance and hybrid propulsion.
Source – Automotive News