Ahead of it’s debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, we managed to get a sneak peak of BMW’s new i8 Concept Roadstar.
With a total powertrain output of 354 horsepower, zero-to-60 mph in 4.6 seconds with revolutionary efficiency, and style like you’ve never seen
The third BMW i concept embodies the future of cutting-edge and emotionally-appealing mobility concepts. The combination of intelligent lightweight design and state-of-the-art hybrid technology imbues the BMW i8 Concept Roadster with genuine sports car performance, yet its efficiency, at an estimated 78 mpg US, is better than you would expect from a small economy car.
Among the most eye-catching features of the BMW i8 Concept Roadster are the upward-swiveling, windowless doors and a range of purpose-oriented on-board equipment including electric kickboards stowed under a transparent tailgate. The car is based on BMW’s innovative LifeDrive architecture, which is underpinned by a lightweight, modular construction and the use of exotic materials. The BMW i8 Concept Roadster is a plug-in hybrid vehicle powered by a high-performance drivetrain of electric motor and gasoline combustion engine. The lithium-ion battery supplying the motor with power can be recharged in a short time.