BMW i8 Roadster & i8 Coupé at The 2018 NAIAS – Photos & Videos

JAN 19 2018 BY MARK KANE 4

After its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW brought its new i8 Coupé and i8 Roadster to NAIAS in Detroit.

BMW i8 Roadster at the 2018 NAIAS

The two appearances aren’t strange at all, considering that the U.S. is the biggest market for i8.

Here we’ve gathered some new videos and photos on both plug-ins.

BMW i8 Roadster specs:

  • Power: Electric: 105 kW/143 hp, Petrol: 170 kW/231 hp, Total: 374 hp
  • Torqu: 320 Nm
  • 0 – 62 mph (100 km/h): 4.6 seconds
  • Top speed: 155 mph (250 km/h)
  • Combined fuel economy: 134.5 mpg
  • CO2 emissions: 46 g/km
  • All-electric range: up to 33 miles (53 km) up to 120 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 11.6 kWh
  • All-electric roof opens and closes very quietly – at the touch of a button – in 15 seconds and while travelling at up to 50 km/h

BMW i8 Roadster at the 2018 NAIAS

BMW i8 Roadster at the 2018 NAIAS

BMW i8 Roadster at the 2018 NAIAS

BMW i8 Roadster at the 2018 NAIAS

BMW i8 Roadster at the 2018 NAIAS

BMW i8 Roadster at the 2018 NAIAS

BMW i8 Coupé

  • Power: Electric: 105 kW/143 hp, Petrol: 170 kW/231 hp, Total: 374 hp
  • Torqu: 320 Nm
  • 0 – 62 mph (100 km/h): 4.4 seconds
  • Top speed: 155 mph (250 km/h)
  • Combined fuel economy: 149.8 mpg
  • CO2 emissions: 42 g/km
  • All-electric range: up to 34 miles (54 km) up to 120 km/h
  • Battery capacity: 11.6 kWh

BMW i8 Coupé at the 2018 NAIAS

BMW i8 Coupé at the 2018 NAIAS

BMW i8 Coupé at the 2018 NAIAS

BMW i8 Coupé at the 2018 NAIAS

BMW i8 Coupé at the 2018 NAIAS

BMW i8 Coupé at the 2018 NAIAS

BMW i8 Coupé at the 2018 NAIAS

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4 Comments on "BMW i8 Roadster & i8 Coupé at The 2018 NAIAS – Photos & Videos"

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Such a pity the i8 has so little range. The Tesla Roadster makes it seem like a relic from the past.

+1 Close to what I was going to say, but I like yours better. I was going to call it a dinosaur. Anyway the Roadster reveal probably caused some puckering in the industry.

They are all running scared. The Detroit Auto Show seemed like a Mausoleum, or maybe a museum of cars, with no Tesla, and all the new ev concepts at CES. Try as they may to infuse it with some energy it just seemed dead.
Tesla drops off a few cars at centers and people wait for 3 hours just to sit in one.

Meanwhile buyers of the highly rated/reviewed i8 are using and enjoying their purchase. A bird in the hand…..

Next year, can jazz this baby up with a 3-into-3 exhaust? I want to hear that 1.5 liter rip, like cowbell!