The Germany car brand has officially launched the BMW i8 Roadster supercar and i8 Coupe 2019 version at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2017 with significant improvements both in design and power and features history.
Two versions of the BMW i8 2019 are considered as super-product bearing the mission to restore the class of the BMW electric car.
In particular, the BMW i8 Roadster sedan promises to give users a unique experience, the followers of hybrid cars can freely enjoy the elements of the sun and the wind of nature in the best way.
Details about the supercar BMW i8
In terms of safety technology, BMW equips the new i8 2019 the anti-theft alarm system, ABS brakes, head protection system and remote control service BMW Remote Services (active driving assistance with panorama camera, speed limit, front collision warning, limited collision in city and pedestrian protection), tire pressure monitoring or cruise control.
On the exterior, the BMW i8 super car features LED headlamps, daytime running LEDs and a unique U-shaped LED backlight, rearview mirror / folding electric integrated drying function. Besides, the door and the roof are made of lightweight aluminum, front/rear bumpers and flexible plastic lids help optimize the weight and performance of the i8.
Powerful engine to conquer all terrain
BMW is not a maker of high-speed supercar models, but the i8 line of cars still makes the car enthusiasts wonder, admiring the design capabilities of the German car.
First launched in 2014, this car is a masterpiece with a high-performance hybrid engine and super-durable carbon fiber structure.
The 2019 model retains the typical design of this car, but engine improvements have brought the BMW i8 to new heights. Both the i8 Roadster and the i8 Coupe utilize hybrid powertrains with a rear-wheel drive gasoline engine and front-wheel drive electric motor.
The 3-cylinder gasoline engine, 1.5-liter petrol engine comes with a TwinPower Turbo boost system for up to 231hp and 320 Nm of maximum torque.
Both i8 Roadster and i8 Coupe are equipped with the eDrive system has been refined with 11.6 kWh battery clusters instead of the 7.1 kWh battery of the old version. When power is pushed up to the highest level, they can reach a capacity of 143 horsepower and a top speed of 105 km/h.
The improved engine also helped the car to accelerate from 0-96km/h in just 4.2 seconds in the Coupe version, and 4.4 seconds in the Roadster version. Owning a 4-wheel drive system with the maximum speed of up to 249km/h, BMW i8 2019 users can confidently conquer all terrain with this super.
BMW i8 2019 Coupe: The appeal from the improved design
Aside from the upgraded engine system, as in previous versions, the BMW i8 Coupe 2019 conquers the user from the first glance because of its sporty design.
At all angles, from the rear lights, high-tech headlights to the set of butterfly wings flip open, all show the philosophy of luxury design but still bring youthful lines.
More specifically, the changes on the BMW i8 Coupe over the previous generation focused primarily on the interior, with the appearance of an optional display for the HUD windshield, and the Accaro upgrade package.
The standard interior of the BMW i8 Coupe 2019 is more distinctive with many details made of ceramic and carbon fiber. Overall, the BMW i8 Coupe 2019 still looks luxurious with its sleek sedans, high-quality leather steering wheel, and a 10.25-inch touch screen.
As I first saw BMW i8 car online, I had so many conflicting thoughts from that moment. While I truly fell in love with BMW i8 and went actually wow, I remained a bit puzzled and surprised.
Many of the BMW i8’s exterior changes can satisfy any aerodynamic purpose while other design factors are just the groups of fancy. Look at its rear grille, it’s made up of the 3D-printed fins while the headlights are totally different than any supercar. They come with a little horizontal LED strip that can act as the real headlight and a daytime running light.
Now the monster BMW i8 is only available in just one color scheme: blue with the titanium liquid silver. It gleams brightly and beautifully in the sun that easily catches the eyes of any beholder. Also, right below the BMW i8 logo, you can see a four-square organ pipe exhausts, and then out to the sides, there’s our favorite element: The tail-light designs.
The use of much lighter materials, including the wheels with some body panels succeeds in contributing more to the supercar 77-pound lighter curb weight.
Without a doubt, the BMW i8 version is truly a mean machine! But since the manufacturer made the car with bent corners instead of blowing through the straight-line runs, it doesn’t mean that it’s slow.
The additional aerodynamics can contribute to 198 pounds of the downforce, which can raise up to 1005 pounds.
BMW i8 2019 Roadster: The peak of the electrical cabriolet BMW range
The BMW i8 Roadster impresses people with its soft top made of high-grade fabric, which can be opened and closed quickly in just 16 seconds in a Z-cycle. This process can also be performed when the car is in motion at speeds of up to 49 km/h.
Compared to the Coupe version, the BMW i8 Roadster 2019 has a weight reduction of about 60 kg but keeps the door open according to the typical bird wings. The new alloy wheels are also lightweight, although they are about the same size as the 20-inch models of the previous generation i8 Coupe.
Also, i8 Roadster has bold improvements in design with only two seats instead of four seats as before. The rear seats are replaced with the storage space of the roof when opening while increasing the area for the rear compartment. This innovation is perfectly reasonable because the back seat of the i8 Coupe is quite small, only suitable for children sitting or storing personal items.
All of the useful features of the previous i8 have been retained with this model, such as laser lights, pedestrian sound warning, and the ability to fully charge the battery within 3 hours with the IWallbox system. With its strong power and fast acceleration, the BMW i8 Roadster 2019 can be viewed as a single breakthrough of BMW with the hybrid line.
Won’t you miss this opportunity, will you?
The BMW brand always gives car enthusiasts a lot of surprises. Every time the car manufacturer launches new products, they always make consumers surprised.
It is hoped that the two new BMW i8 launch vehicles will help sports car enthusiasts enjoy modern comfort.