The first ever BMW i8 Roadster.

ICON OF A NEW ERA.

The first ever BMW i8 Roadster.

ICON OF A NEW ERA.

The first ever BMW i8 Roadster.

ICON OF A NEW ERA.The first ever BMW i8 Roadster.

The future is taking shape – in the form of the first ever BMW i8 Roadster. Enthusiastic, fascinating and ready to reinterpret freedom. For unconditional driving pleasure, as far as the road goes. From the first glimpse of the iconic design adrenaline levels rise. The tachometer shoots up just as fast: the innovative plug-in hybrid engine generates 275 kW and 570 Nm and accelerates the BMW i8 Roadster from 0 to 100 km/ h in just 4.6 seconds. The fastest route to experience a new form of freedom.

BMW i subbrand

THE ULTIMATE PRESENCE.

The BMW i8 Roadster reveals itself as futuristic right down to the last detail. Its progressive lines speak a formal language that can hardly be more dynamic. The most striking feature: the imposing lightweight carbon-fibre hinged doors, which can be opened comfortably. The athletic front continues to display the individual character of the car and proudly bears the BMW double kidney, flanked by full-LED headlights and redesigned Air Curtains. Starting at the bonnet, the distinctive V-shaped black belt stretches along the entire car, underscoring its flat silhouette. The impressive streamflow design also optimises airflow and creates unprecedented aerodynamics. Thus, the BMW i8 Roadster is a perfect symbiosis of form and function that knows only one destination: ultimate freedom.

"This is what we call pure open e-mobility. With this open-top two-seater we are going for the pole position in the open hybrid sports cars segment.“
KLAUS FRÖHLICH, BOARD MEMBER, BMW AG

FREE. SPACE.

The interior of the BMW i8 Roadster also underscores its unique character. This is immediately apparent from the exclusive feature line Accaro Amido/E-Copper. The interior also reflects the dynamic lines of the exterior design, creating a futuristic dynamic throughout the cockpit. The centre cockpit is inclined to the driver and the controls are arranged intuitively – ensuring maximum driver orientation and clarity. Optimum lateral support and maximum comfort are provided by the new electrically-adjustable sport seats with memory function. Behind the seats is additional storage space. With the optional Travel Package, retractable dividers and an extra Nappa Leather map pocket are available. In the dark, the LED interior lighting ensures a high-quality ambience. The contour lines of the doors, the instrument panel, the centre console and the steering wheel can be optionally and alternately dipped in the colours EfficientDynamics Blue, Amber Yellow and White.

LIMITED EDITION ONLY.

The BMW i8 Roadster First Edition.

First choice in first edition: the BMW i8 Roadster First Edition*. The exclusive edition model is limited to a global production run of 200. With high-quality, coordinated design elements in the interior and exterior and a booklet signed by hand with never-before-seen pictures and valuable background information. See for yourself.

Imposing wheels.

Perfectly topping up the brilliant appearance: the 20” light-alloy wheels 516 in Jet Black matt. Its characteristic rim design not only refers directly to a genuine BMW i, but also fits perfectly with the iconic appearance of the BMW i8 Roadster.

A direct sign.

You can’t miss the Roadster Emblem. It proudly stands out on the distinctly shaped side panels and the rear panel, both in Black matt. A prime example of how to make your mark.

Strictly limited.

Exclusivity included: the decorative interior badge confirms what the exterior promises from the start. It adorns the centre console on the driver’s side and includes, in addition to the lettering “First Edition”, the limited edition “1 of 200.”

REVOLUTIONARY SPEEDSTER.

The BMW i8 Roadster takes even the headwind’s breath away. This is not only due to its athletic appearance, but also its streamlined body, the extreme lightweight construction and the layered design of the LED tail lights, which the wind flows through.

SPEARHEAD. MADE OF CARBON.

SPEARHEAD. MADE OF CARBON.

Take the lead. It’s easy with the new BMW i8 Roadster. One of the reasons is its exceptional lightweight concept: the LifeDrive Architecture. It consists of the Drive module – an aluminium chassis and the Life module – an ultralight passenger compartment made of high-strength carbon-fibre. Both components are weight-optimised down to the last gram in order to take thought-out sustainability with perfected sportiness efficiently to the road.

THE FREEDOM TO REACH EVERYTHING.

THE FREEDOM TO REACH EVERYTHING.

Charging or refuelling – both are easy to handle in the new BMW i8. At home, you can easily charge your BMW i8 with the BMW i Wallbox or the charging cable – if you wish, you can also use sustainable generated electricity from a Solar carport. A personalised consultation, the professional assembly and the initial setup are all ensured by a qualified electrician. On the road, you’ll find an ever-growing number of public charging stations that you can easily use with the ChargeNow card. Find out where the next charging station is with the ChargeNow app or, alternatively, directly in your BMW i8 Roadster: for example, via the fully-networked BMW ConnectedDrive services for navigation.

CONNECTED TODAY FOR TOMORROW.

BMW ConnectedDrive offers innovative solutions that provide high connectivity for the new BMW i8 Roadster – for a fully intelligent and sustainable form of mobility. For example, the BMW ConnectedDrive services for navigation always provide the most efficient route to the destination. In addition, the BMW Connected App Remote Services for iOS and Android give you plenty of relevant information about your BMW i8 Roadster – just a fingertip away. And thanks to BMW Teleservices, the BMW i Partner is always up to date when there is a need for service.

  • Send my routes to car

    The “Send my routes to car” function allows you to plan your intelligent routes and transmit them to your BMW before getting in yourself. BMW Connected+ detects a low level of fuel and adds a refuelling stop to your route.

  • Share live trip status

    The “Share live trip status” function allows you to securely share your time of arrival and current location with friends and family during a trip. The recipient receives a link to a website that displays the destination and current location of the vehicle on a map.

FULL SAFETY AHEAD.

FULL SAFETY AHEAD.

Wherever you go – the BMW i8 Roadster is prepared for anything thanks to numerous assistance systems. For example, during wet driving, the brakes are cleaned from time to time by the dry brake function to minimise moisture – and all without noticeable brake pressure. In bad weather conditions, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) makes starting easier by reducing wheel spin and ensuring maximum traction. Once driving, the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system takes over to provide excellent grip in any situation. The system is activated in hybrid mode and distributes the drive forces of both types of drive variably and according to the situation to all four wheels.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

BMW i8 Roadster (²)(³):
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1
Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.5
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 46

The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model.

The values of the vehicles labeled with (²), are preliminary.

The values of the vehicles labeled with (³), are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. [With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.]

The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification.

For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at https://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html.