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BMW teases i8 Roadster, to go on sale in 2018
BMW has teased the convertible version of its hybrid sports car - the i8 Roadster. The car is expected to be unveiled later this year, while sales will likely commence sometime next year.
The i8 Roadster was first unveiled as a concept car, though it took over 4 years for BMW to bring the car into production. It was only last year when the company confirmed that it will be producing a convertible version of the i8. The released teaser video shows a camouflaged mule of the i8 Roadster, parked inside a wind tunnel. In addition to the chopped off roof, the i8 Roadster will also come with some new design elements, that are expected to be introduced in the coupe version as well in 2018.
There is also a possibility of some tweaks in the powertrain department, which might bump up the output to around 395 BHP, from the 352 BHP currently available with the coupe. However, the overall powertrain layout is expected to remain unchanged. As a result, a 3-cylinder engine will power the rear wheels while an electric motor will supply juice to the front wheels.
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