Why the BMW i8 roadster is our smallest car in 2018



AT THE FIRST SIGHT
Price:
$ 309,900.
Engine: 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder hybrid system with 275kW / 570Nm.
Fuel consumption: 2.0 liters per 100 km.

This year, sliders are an important award in the Top Cars category. How it should: EV product portfolios grow and the Kiwi public is in the interest of electric vehicles of all kinds.

In fact, this award has nothing to do with propulsion technology. But we have mentioned it because we think it's also pretty cool that the northernmost car in 2018 has a plug.

We think it's nice that this year's hottest car is also EV.

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We think it's nice that this year's hottest car is also EV.

Many people would argue that the BMW i8 is not too beautiful. We do not agree.

READ MORE:
* Top Coupe from 2018
* Top Convertible in 2018
* Top plug-in car in 2018

But "beautiful" and "sexy" are not necessarily the same, and the combination of stylish features and extraordinary forms of i8 is incredibly stunning, very desirable – and yes, very sexy.

Roof down, i8 roadster takes over the look of a supercar's baby.

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Roof down, i8 roadster takes over the look of a supercar's baby.

The new roadster i8 is even more than its Coupé rival.

Extremely compact textile roof in an open vehicle gives it an elegant profile that is as cool as a coupe, but when it retracts (it's a clever mechanism that puts it in and holds it in a perpendicular position), it culminates in a supermodern style.

The roof is pulled in just 15 seconds and can be operated up to 50 km / h. When it drops, the rear window also retracts by 30 mm to serve as a stop.

The Roadster is part of the refreshing i8 series, but we think it looks even better than the coupe.

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The Roadster is part of the refreshing i8 series, but we think it looks even better than the coupe.

The light construction used in all i-brand vehicles was transferred to the roadster.

Double doors are a new design made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) with an aluminum outer shell.

The windscreen frame is made entirely of CFRP – a critical safety structure in roadster and the designation of net power of the material.

The unobtrusive appearance is partly courteous with the side skirts of the i8 roadster, which are also shaped by CFRP.


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