BMW i8 Roadster Tested By The Autogefühl – Video

MAY 26 2018 BY MARK KANE 6

One of the most recent Autogefühl episodes was on the brand new BMW i8 Roadster, which recently entered production.

The BMW i8 Roadster is the most sporty plug-in cabrio since the… smart fortwo electric drive cabrio. There simply are not many plug-in cabrios on the market.

The i8 Roadster is all about emotion, recreation and fun. The driving experience is a pleasure.

According to Autogefühl’s Thomas Majchrzak, he could drive in all-electric mode always. The 11.6 kWh battery is good for only up to 33 miles (53 km).

In the U.S., pricing (including dest. charge and federal tax credit) starts at over $159,000.

See Also – BMW i8 Roadster First Drive Review – Top Down Electric Motoring

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6 Comments on "BMW i8 Roadster Tested By The Autogefühl – Video"

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This website sure loves the i8.. (Sorry Steven Loveday)

Actually, I’m not an i8 fan, although I’ve reported about it in the past since we try to cover everything. We don’t get to pick and choose which cars we like to cover or who gets to write which particular piece. We try to change that up as much as possible to provide different perspectives.

My favorite was when Bjorn Nyland traded in his Model X for an i8 (April Fools right?).

I get it, I just wish the car would die already- now that we’re pushing 9 years since the release of the 1st gen Leaf and Bolt, I’m tired of seeing token electric offerings at this point. But I guess there will be a born-again electric crowd for quite some time to come that feel like purists, regardless of how little electricity they use- as long as it has a plug on it to show their friends.

Aren’t you talking about the born again electric crowd that picks up the pitchforks at any car that has a gas engine in it no matter how little it is used?

If you mean born-agains like me, who’ve been driving electrics for 6 years, and rail against cars that use only about 5-10% electricity, then ‘yes.’

The investment dollars would have been better spent giving the i8 a 200 mile battery pack and deleting the ICE engine all together.