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2020 BMW i8 Roadster
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$163,300
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8.3
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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster
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$127,900
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8.8
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Overview

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Plug-in Hybrid
Engine
4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 22 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.8 gallons
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Trunk Volume
3.1 ft³
Trunk Volume
5.8 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Plug-in Hybrid
4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
Horsepower
369 hp @ 5800 rpm
469 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
420 lb-ft
465 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
40.4 ft
37.7 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
20" x 7.5"
19" x 9"
Rear Wheel Size
20" x 8.5"
19" x 11"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P215/45YR20
P255/35ZR19
Rear Tire
P245/40YR20
P295/30ZR19

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
18 MPG
City
N/A
16 MPG
Highway
N/A
22 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
N/A
9.8 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
11.1 gallons
19.8 gallons
Cruising Range City
N/A
316.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
N/A
435.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
184.9 in
179 in
Height
50.7 in
49.6 in
Max Width
76.5 in
76.3 in
Front Width
64.7 in
66.3 in
Rear Width
67.8 in
65 in
Wheelbase
110.2 in
103.5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
2 seater
2 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43.1 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
39.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.7 in
N/A

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,671 lbs
3,516 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
3.1 ft³
5.8 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • E-Copper Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent
  • Sophisto Gray Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
  • Sophisto Gray Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Special Order Color
  • Black
  • Jupiter Red

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue
  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red
  • designo Diamond White
  • designo Brilliant Blue Magno
  • designo Magno Iridium Silver
  • designo Magno Selenite Grey

Standard Interior Materials

  • E-Copper Exclusive, Natural Leather/Cloth Upholstery
  • Giga Amido, Full Perforated Leather Upholstery
  • Giga Ivory White/Black, Full Perforated Leather Upholstery
  • Tera Dalbergia Brown, Natural Leather/Cloth Upholstery
  • Black, MB-Tex/DINAMICA Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Auburn Brown, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Red Pepper/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Silver Pearl/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Standard
Optional
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Optional
Leather Seats
Standard
Optional
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Optional

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Standard
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Optional
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Optional
Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Optional
Telematics
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles