Both public and trade visitors to the North American International Auto Show will have their first opportunity to experience the updated BMW i8 Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 1.9 l/100 km [148.7 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 42 g/km; electric power consumption combined: 14.0 kWh/100 km) and new BMW X2. Plus, the company will be presenting the most exclusive way to discover trailblazing open-top driving pleasure. Making its debut at the show, the BMW i8 Roadster First Edition (fuel consumption combined: 2.1 l/100 km [134.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 46 g/km; electric power consumption combined: 14.5 kWh/100 km) stands out with an amazing array of spec. The BMW i8 Roadster First Edition is limited to a production run of 200 units. The special-edition models will be among the first examples of the open-top plug-in hybrid sports car built and delivered to customers around the world. All of the body paint finishes and interior designs offered for the new BMW i8 Coupe and new BMW i8 Roadster are also available for the special edition. These include the newly introduced exterior colours E-Copper metallic and Donington Grey metallic. The Carpo interior design package (included as standard) comprises full leather trim, which is available for the new BMW i8 Roadster exclusively in the colour combination Ivory White/Black.
The three-cylinder petrol engine and electric drive system team up to generate system output of 275 kW/374 hp. The BMW eDrive technology on hand also includes a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with cell capacity of 34 Ah and gross energy capacity of 11.6 kWh. The battery delivers the energy for the 105 kW/143 hp electric motor to power the car from rest all the way to a maximum 105 km/h (65 mph) on a wave of innovative sports car feeling. Pushing the eDrive button raises the top speed on electric power alone to 120 km/h (75 mph). The new BMW i8 Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, while the new BMW i8 Roadster completes the same sprint in 4.6 seconds. Both models have an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (156 mph). Combined petrol consumption is 1.9 litres per 100 kilometres (148.7 mpg imp) for the Coupe and 2.1 litres per 100 kilometres (134.5 mpg imp) for the Roadster, and combined electric power consumption is 14.0 kWh / 14.5 kWh per 100 kilometres. CO2 emissions from the petrol engine are 42 grams per kilometre for the new BMW i8 Coupe and 46 grams per kilometre for the new BMW i8 Roadster. The electric driving range of the BMW i8 Coupe in the NEDC test cycle is 55 kilometres (34 miles) and the BMW i8 Roadster claims 53 kilometres (33 miles). New E-Copper metallic and Donington Grey metallic exterior colour shades are available for the BMW i8 Coupe and BMW i8 Roadster, as is the new optional Accaro interior trim in Amido/E-Copper. The Navigation system Professional, BMW Display Key, Driving Assistant incl. Surround View, and a mode 2 charging cable are all part of standard specification. ConnectedDrive Services also come as standard and include new digital services such as intelligent route planning (complete with refuelling stops at a charging station or filling station), sharing of the current trip status and highly personalised in-car displays.