Now, five years on, the open roof is back with the debut of the i8 Roadster at the Los Angeles Motor Show (although not the see-through doors), with a new tweaked and mildly titivated i8 Coupe alongside. Its cell capacity has risen from a previous 20 Ah to 34 Ah, with energy capacity increasing from 7.1 kWh to 11.6 kWh.
For now the auto has merely been unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show - there's still no information as to when the new i8 Roadster goes on sale in the United Kingdom, or what it might cost.
BMW finally took the covers off of the production i8 Roadster late November, revealing a droptop version of the vehicle and that both coupe and convertible now come with more power and greater range.
The long-awaited i8 Roadster will go on sale alongside an updated version of the two-plus-two i8 coupe early next year.
Both can be ordered with Tera World Copper interior trim, which is new to the i8, and features a cloth and leather upholstery combination in a two-tone (Amido/E-Copper) colour scheme.
BMW claims a 0-62 miles per hour (100 km/h) time of 4.6 seconds for the i8 Roadster, with the i8 Coupe's time pegged at 4.4 seconds. (249 Nm) of torque as in today's i8 Coupe via a 2-speed gearbox to the front wheels.
As expected, the i8 Roadster is heavier than the fixed-roof model, by around 60 kg (132 lb).
BMW says it has improved its technology surrounding the drivetrain of the i8, which now has more power from its electricmotor and a longer range. A new aluminum 3D printing process was used to make lightweight parts for the Roadster's roof.
The i8 Roadster will have exclusive 20-inch BMW i light-alloy wheels in radial-spoke style, lowering wheel weight by about 2.2 pounds versus the other wheels offered on the i8.
It sure looks tempting in this new hue, called E-Copper. Badging on the rear (B) pillars will indicate Coupe or Roadster according to the model chosen.
Like the i8 Coupe, which also sees enhancements for 2019, the all-new BMW i8 Roadster uses a performance-oriented all-wheel drive system in which a turbocharged gasoline engine powers the rear wheels while an electric motor drives the front. Mpg has also been improved to 149.8mpg for the Coupe and 134.5mpg for the Roadster, although these numbers are always notoriously hard to replicate in the real world, unless you charge frequently and mainly undertake short journeys.
The team announced on Tuesday that Garoppolo will be the 49ers starting quarterback against the Chicago Bears in Week 13. Beathard, who was making his fifth start after displacing veteran Brian Hoyer for the top job Week 6 in Washington.
Dozens of people have accused massage therapists of sexual misconduct at Massage Envy , according to a BuzzFeed report . The report, first written by Buzzfeed News , states that over 180 women were sexually assaulted at their locations.
In its place we have Face ID, which allows the tenth anniversary iPhone to be unlocked with just a glance of someone's face. The experts used a 3D mask made of stone powder, which costs roughly USA $200, as well as glued 2D images of the eyes.
The home has been owned by the royal family since 1689, when King William III and Queen Mary II purchased it for £20,000. Personally, I love a great love story", she continued, referencing their choice to keep private.
Friday's Supreme Court decision also has possible consequences for where he is held for the remainder of his sentence. But it was still up to Masipa, the same original judge, to sentence him. "She can now rest in peace", Ms Koen said.
A two-acre open air plaza will house running and walking trails, soccer and cricket fields, and retail space. Microsoft says the new campus will be "built for pedestrians and bikes" with auto parking moved underground.
The America East champs are making their first NCAA tournament appearance after unexpectedly winning of the conference tourney. Cheers rang out when WKU's name popped up on the screen as one of four teams that will play in Lexington this weekend.
HTC's Vice President of Product Management Mo Versi announced the news via his Twitter handle in the midst of Thanksgiving. The smartphone was launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it was upgraded to Android Nougat towards the end of 2016.
Koch Equity Development, the brothers' investment firm, is putting up $650 million to receive preferred equity in the deal. The deal is valued at $1.84 billion based on the offering price and number of shares of Time outstanding on September 30.
The striker was given a rare start by Jurgen Klopp , who elected to keep Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino on the bench. Lampard then joked about the altercation between Mane and Klopp. "Everything is sorted immediately and that's it".
Gunman holds up Las Vegas casino
MGM Resorts International, which owns the Bellagio, issued a statement saying they are working with the police. The employees complied with the suspect's demands and handed him an undetermined amount of money.
Tiger Woods on comeback trail
Tiger Woods spoke at a press conference Tuesday ahead of his comeback at this week's Hero World Championship starting on Thursday. The difference this time, Woods said, is that he doesn't feel pain, and he thinks now he can take on any shot.
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Left out of his challenge: Fox News, the network most likely to have favorable news coverage of his administration. Some see the move as an effort to hand the network over to a conservative buyer, like Rupert Murdoch.
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