BMW Confirms It Will Build The Prettiest Roadster Ever

Technology

And expand on its hybrid technology.

As part of a large-scale expansion of Project i, BMW will launch the stunning i8 Roadster in 2018, BMW Chairman Harald Kruger said at the automaker’s annual accounts press conference. Kruger also confirmed that the automaker will come out with an updated version of the BMW i3, which will not only have 50 percent more battery capacity, but also a refreshed design. It looks like recent concepts like the Vision Next 100 are leading the way forward for BMW as the automaker plans to become a leader in automotive technology.

In addition to these two cars, BMW also plans to release a fully autonomous electric car on the road within the next 10 years called the iNext. “BMW iNext heralds the next era of mobility,” stated Kruger. “This symbol of our technology leadership will demonstrate how we will bring the future of mobility into series production.” BMW calls its autonomous driving research Project i 2.0. The new undertaking should lead to improvements in driverless technology for the iNext. Thanks to this new research, the automaker plans to focus on high-definition digital maps, cloud technology, sensor technology and artificial intelligence. While the iNext doesn’t really get our blood running, the idea of an i8 Roadster sure does.

You Might Also Like
Can't Afford A New Chevy Camaro? Here Are 7 Cheaper Alternatives
Can't Afford A New Chevy Camaro? Here Are 7 Cheaper Alternatives
Awesome New Cars You May Have Missed From Monterey Car Week 2018 (Updated)
Awesome New Cars You May Have Missed From Monterey Car Week 2018 (Updated)
5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

Students Create 600-HP Honda Civic Hybrid Rallycross Machine

Deep Orange 9 is our kind of school project.

Is The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Way More Powerful Than Advertised?

Jaguar claims the super sedan has 592 horsepower under the hood.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$44,450
Starting MSRP
$143,400

Related Reviews

2017 BMW i8 Review
BMW i8 Coupe
0
2017 BMW i8 Review
2017 BMW i3 Review
BMW i3 Hatchback
0
2017 BMW i3 Review
2018 BMW i3 Review
Model Overview
0
2018 BMW i3 Review
2018 BMW i3s Test Drive Review: Driving The Sporty EV On An Autocross
Test Drive
2
2018 BMW i3s Test Drive Review: Driving The Sporty EV On An Autocross