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2018 BMW i8 Roadster Teaser

16th Nov 2017
By Daniel Jones

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BMW have released a teaser video showing the production of the upcoming BMW i8 Roadster, prior to a full reveal at the LA motor show.

Whilst the manufacturer had previously confirmed the model, and spy shots leaked of the vehicle - the clip does offer greater confirmation of both looks and the folding fabric roof. It also conveys a laborious production and testing process that the manufacturer have gone through to create a drop-top as fundamentally sound as the traditional coupe model.

Keen observers have noted that at the end of the clip the BMW i8 Roadster has a claimed fuel consumption figure of 2.1L/100km, whilst energy consumption is rated at 14.7kWh/100km. This is compared to the traditional coupe model which had fuel consumption figures of 2.0L/100km and 14.2kWh/100km.

If these figures are proven to be true then it will be interesting to see a potential improvement in performance figures, especially the number of seconds it achieves 0-62mph in. Whilst no further information has surfaced as of yet, sources have suggested that the brand will make a full reveal at the LA Motor Show, with press getting the first look towards the end of November. 

Expect the BMW i8 to release around the summer of 2018. If you are looking to lease a BMW i8 or another BMW model in the mean time, take a look at our lease deals. We focus on providing excellent service over profit, and with over 36 years of experience are one of the most established vehicle leasing brokers.

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