The BMW i8 Roadster is exactly what its name says and then much more than that. The new 2-seater from BMW has the same iconic and stunning design of the i8 Coupe but this time it allows you to fold the roof down so that you can enjoy some open-top cruising. Since it came out at the same time as the facelifted i8 Coupe, the Roadster does come with a new hybrid powertrain that has 374 HP at its disposal now, but comprised of the same configuration.
Up front we have an electric motor powering the front axle while round the back we’re dealing with a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine taking care of business regarding the rear axle. Due to its various driving modes, the i8 Roadster can be an all-wheel drive car, a rear-wheel drive one or a front-wheel drive model when you’re cruising around in EV mode. By the way, the EV range is now longer thanks to the new generation of batteries thrown in the mix, which have a noticeably higher energy density.