BMW i8 Roadster
BMW i8 Roadster £124,730 WE SAY: AS A DRIVING TOOL, SUBLIME AND STILL DECADES AHEAD. AS A ONE-CAR PROPOSITION, LESS SO
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However, if you’re buying an i8 to save cash, go humans, drag Even racing four you’re years or probably transport affter it doing launched, more it than wrong. the two i8 remains spectacularly different to anything else out there. A junior supercar, stuffed with tech that isn’t consumed with the pursuit of power figures or cooking its narrow tyres, but delivering a range of smugness sensations to thrusting from zero-emissions acceleration commuting and nimble handling at (mostly) legal speeds when you slide the gearlever left into Sport. Folding the roof back in whistling 15 seconds along simply in near adds silence, another 3cyl to engine the list off, – enjoying 25-ish 70 old this per Coupe a realistic realistically) cent the used better 34-mile no-petrol to battery manage, battery-only claimed commuter, capacity by (more the range. way, than assuming like making That’s the you’ve in. Come got the somewhere weekend, at you either may end want to to plug drive it a little harder, and the Roadster is happy to play along, zapping away from a standstill, charging hard when the gargling three-pot joins in, understeering a little less than the Coupe used to and flowing beautifully with whatever surface you find yourself on – yep, even here in the UK. But what I love is it never pretends to be race-bred or track-orientated; it’s a road car above all else, and therefore sized, sprung and powered accordingly. Frankly, the i8 is in danger of being decades ahead of its time but a commercial flop. But despite packaging flaws, by doubling the i8 line-up, the Roadster gives the i8 the chance to succeed its all-round brilliance deserves.