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5th March 2018, Leipzig

BMW starts series production of BMW i8 Roadster

Since its launch in 2014 the BMW i8 is the world’s highest-selling plug-in hybrid sports car. © BMW GroupThe BMW Group Plant Leipzig is starting the series production of the BMW i8 Roadster, which comes with newly designed frameless gullwing doors made from CFRP with an aluminium outer shell. It is joined by the updated version of the BMW i8 Coupe in the line-up. Both vehicles are flexibly produced per customer demand in BMW Group Plant Leipzig within the same production line.

The BMW i8 Roadster oozes all the freedom of open-top motoring for two with an electrically operated soft-top; while the new BMW i8 Coupe stands out as a sporty 2+2 seater. The familiar lightweight design measures used for previous BMW i models have been adapted to the specific requirements of the i8 Roadster.

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