The BMW i8 employs a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine and electric motor combination that make a total of 369 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque together. The gas engine is married to a six-speed automatic transmission, while the electric motor is joined to a two-speed automatic, with power directed to an all-wheel-drive system as standard.
For the exterior, the i8 Roadster sits on a set of 20-inch wheels with full-LED lighting for the front and the rear. Standard-fit interior features are inclusive of six-way power-adjustable seats with heating, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, and leather upholstery. Two 8.8-inch screens serve as a digital instrument cluster and central infotainment that enables iDrive functionality. Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth streaming, and HD Radio are standard, along with SiriusXM and a 12-speaker sound system. Safety features under Active Driving Assistant are inclusive of pedestrian monitoring, frontal-collision warning with mitigation and a surround-view camera.