2021 BMW i8 Roadster Specs and features TAB Report

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The 2021 BMW i8 Roadster is one of the bold and sleek-looking cars series. Globally, it was unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show 2017. In India, it was displayed at the Auto Expo 2018. It is one of the greatest innovations made by German Automakers. It has all the features and goodies that will steal your heart.

2021 BMW i8 Roadster Engine & performance

The BMW i8 Roadster offers a single powertrain. It is powered by a turbocharged 1.5 liter, 3 cylinder gas engine. This generates 228 BHP. This comes with an 11.6 kWh lithium-ion high-performance battery pack and 2 electric motors. When this all combines with the electric motor, which gives an additional 143 BHP, this provides a combined output of 371 BHP to the BMW i8 roadster. It goes from zero mph to 60 mph in mere 4.1 seconds. 

Transmission and handling

The 2021 BMW i8 Roadster is geared with a 6-speed automatic transmission. All 4 wheels of the BMW i8 Roadster are attached to internally vented disc brakes. These vented disc brakes feature high-quality calipers which are finished with high gloss black. It has got an advanced anti-breaking system (ABS) and brake assist (BA) system which comes along with a cornering brake control system. The superior suspension of the BMW i8 Roadster easily handles all the potholes, bumps, and jerks on the road. More ever, it is accompanied by an electrically assisted steering system. This electrically assisted steering system consumes very little power and provides an amazing response and makes it easy to handle.

2021 BMW i8 Roadster design and appearance


The BMW i8 Roadster has a very well-crafted exterior. This car has a new design that is based on the layered principle. The front facade has an aerodynamic element. The bold side facet and the aggressive rear profile make the machine look very unique and sporty from every angle. It has got a very unique bumper structure, which is accompanied by a U-shaped tail light cluster, at the rear. The pair of reflectors and courtesy lamps supplement the facet. The machine has got scissor doors, concealed with handles. The external wing mirrors with high gloss black finish and combined LED blinkers to add more elegance. The front part of the vehicle has got bold headlight cluster. This entire machine has an aerodynamic body structure.


BMW has removed the rear seats in order to have a soft top. The front seats are extremely comfortable and provide ample space. Premium quality materials are used throughout the car and are loaded with leather from top to bottom. Amazing floor mats with leather border, gear selector switch in zirconium oxide ceramic and contrast stitching is available in the pure impulse character package. To offer a very comfortable and exotic ride heated power seats are included with the touch of leather. It has got a very minimal cargo space, which adds to the downside of the car.

2021 BMW i8 Roadster driver cabin

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The BMW offers a wide colour scheme. This includes 7 beautiful colors. These colours are- Crystal White Pearl with Frozen Grey Metallic, Crystal White Pearl with I Blue, Ionic Silver with I Blue, Protonic Blue with Highlight Frozen Grey Metallic, Sophisto Grey Brilliant with I Blue, Sophisto Grey Brilliant with Frozen Grey Metallic, and Frozen Grey Accent Metallic.

2021 BMW i8 Roadster luxury and safety features

Infotainment & connectivity

The BMW i8 Roadster offers an 8.8-inch touch screen display, which lies next to the 8.8-inch instrument cluster display. This allows the BMW’s I drive system to use. This includes features like Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth streaming, HD radio, and the navigation system. This also comes along with a 20 GB hard drive for audio file storage. To have a musical and melodious drive, Sirius XM with a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system is available.


2021 BMW i8 Roadster in Gold

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The BMW i8 Roadster includes many features in its safety net. This has got dual front, front side, and dual front knee airbags. This in total makes it 6 airbags. There are also other standard safety features like active driving assistant which allows for a surround-view camera with front and rear parking distance control, frontal collision warning with mitigation, pedestrian monitoring, rear parking sensors, anti braking system, stability control, and an ultra-rigid chassis design.

The 2021 BMW i8 Roadster has got a very breathtaking design. The advanced carbon fiber makes it very cool. It has got an amazing fuel economy. To make the i8 roadster more unique, the plug-in hybrid system is offered. But all this comes with a very heavy price tag.

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