BMW Company simultaneously handed over to customers 18 roadsters i8

BMW Company simultaneously handed over to customers 18 roadsters i8

May 28, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

BMW organized a special event and handed over 18 first copies of the i8 roadster of the special First Edition series to the members of the international model club. Such machines received special options and plates with the indication of the serial number. In total, it is planned to produce 200 such cars.

From the usual roadster, the First Edition cars are distinguished by ceramic switches in the cabin, interior elements made of carbon fiber, Harman Kardon audio system, and light projectors in the doors and footwell projecting the i8 logo.

The debut of the open version of the hybrid sports car BMW i8 was held in November last year at the Auto Show in Los Angeles. The model received a folding cloth roof, an additional storage compartment and lost the second row of seats.

In addition, the family of BMW i8 received a new lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 11.6 kilowatt-hours (it was 7.1 kilowatt-hours) and a 143-hp electric motor, which is 12 more forces than before. 231-hp petrol turbo engine remained unchanged. The total output of the hybrid system increased from 362 to 374 horsepower.

From zero to 100 kilometers per hour, the roadster can accelerate in 4.6 seconds. The maximum speed of a sports car is limited to 250 kilometers per hour.