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BMW i8 Roadster Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 1
First production year: 2018
Engines: Hybrid
Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
 

2018 - 2020

BMW uncovered the i8 Roadster at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in late 2017, with sales starting in 2018 offering a fuel-efficient daily-driver roadster. The i8 was a radical-looking BMW. It was the first mid-engined BMW since the mighty M1 from the late '70s. Its plug-in hybrid powerplant helped the car achieve impressive fuel efficiency and a decent electric-only autonomy. The Roadster came with the same platform but enhanced for more driving pleasure. At the front, there was no difference between the i8 and the i8 Roadster. Both body versions shared the same front fas...

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hybrid engines:

  BMW i8 Roadster (I15) 1.5L 6AT (374 HP)