These numbers mean that while Elon Musk's new Tesla Roadster can promise a 0-60 run in 1.9 seconds, the i8 family remains on the conservative side with a time of 4.2 seconds for the Coupe, and 4.4 for the Roadster. The electricmotor driving the front wheels gets 12bhp more power (now 141bhp) while the 1.5-litre petrol triple driving the rear wheels is unchanged in power (at 228bhp) but is said to sound sportier than before. Its electronically operated soft-top roof opens and closes in just 16 seconds and can be engaged at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour.
BMW tell us the Roadster's soft-top will open or close in around 15 seconds and at travelling speed up to 50 km/h.
The long talked about roadster features an electric folding soft-top that's stored in a space-saving vertical position.
The new BMW i8 Coupe accelerates a little faster with 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of 4.4 seconds and it also has a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). It's cell capacity is increased from 20 Ah to 34 Ah, boosting energy capacity from 7.1 kWh to 11.6, giving it a net energy capacity of 9.4 kWh (usable). The automobiles also get an additional 12 horsepower out of the system bringing it up the total to 369 horsepower.
Inside there are a few changes other than the loss of the two rear seats - you get a new 8.8-inch touchscreen display, upgraded steering wheel and instrument panel as well as some other tweaks to the dashboard.
However, both have an improved electric range - the Coupe can travel 55km on electric power only, while the Roadster can do 53km.
Lastly, BMW has also confirmed the i8 Roadster will have a slightly different suspension/steering tune, the Munich-based manufacturer telling us this allows the Roadster to retain the trademark handling and performance qualities.
For those not up-to-date with BMWs nomenclature and model lineup, we are talking about the i8 facelift, which is also getting a much-awaited Roadster version. Now rated at 105kW of power and 250Nm of torque, the electric motor drives the front wheels. The i8's trademark "gullwing" doors feature on the Roadster as well as returning on the updated i8 coupe.
Zero to 62 miles per hour for the Roadster happens in a claimed 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 155 miles per hour. The electric motor is good for 105kW and pure EV range is quoted at 28km. The Giga and Halo interior trim options remain available and a new Tera World Copper has been added.
Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser remains uncertain as to whether the Murdoch family is seriously entertaining offers. But if Comcast also aims to acquire Fox's US entertainment assets it could invite regulatory trouble, says Jayant.
Sessions also told the House committee that he did not recall an encounter with another campaign adviser, Carter Page. The New York Times reported that the letter "appeared to be a direct response to Mr.
The city tied its record high for this date, reaching 74 degrees at 2:37 p.m., according to the National Weather Service . Let's just say we hit 90 degrees in Tucson; after all that's only one degree away from the forecast high.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a game in which you build a cozy camp life with friends and your favorite animals. If the animals need something, you can help them out and then earn cool rewards for doing so.
The left edge of the phone is populated by the volume buttons and what can only be assumed as the dedicated Bixby button. It's rumored to be powered by Samsung's Exynos 7885 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
It's aimed at people who are being treated for schizophrenia and as an add-on treatment for adults suffering with depression . The drug was made in collaboration with Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Proteus Digital Health, which designed the sensor.
At 11 a.m., the 16th annual Elk Grove Veterans Day Parade will proceed south on Elk Grove Florin Road to Elk Grove Regional Park. This year's parade route begins at the Hardin County Courthouse and ends in front of Savannah City Hall at Hanna Boulevard.
After French intervention, Hariri flew to France and met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Saturday. A source close to Hariri said that meeting aimed to "continue the series of Arab and global consultations".
President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. Ball on Friday seemed to largely disregard Trump's role in his son's release in an interview with ESPN .
Bali's Mount Agung Erupts For Second Time This Week
Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity. There are fears the volcano could erupt for the first time since 1963, when almost 1,600 people died.
12 dead in hotel fire — Georgia
Among those being treated are three Turks and an Israeli, a spokesman for the Batumi University Clinic said. Seventeen fire engines, 120 firefighters, and 200 rescue workers were sent at the site, Gakharia added.
Jaitly mocks quota deal bettwen Congress, PAAS
Reacting to the development, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the "Congress-Hardik club" is one of mutual deception. Therefore, now the Hardik Patel supporting Congress for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections .
New Caledonia quake no threat to NZ
The alert stated that " hazardous tsunami waves " were possible within 300km of the epicenter, reported Dailymail. According to reports, evacuation orders for the coastal regions have not been issued yet.
Stage set for Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party president?
The winter session of Parliament traditionally convenes from the third week of November and lasts till the third week of December. Unemployment, rising inflation, falling exports and GST are causing tremendous suffering to millions of people.
ICE touts arrests of alleged MS-13 gang members
The gang has since spread throughout the United States and Central America, with the operational center being in El Salvador. Operation Raging Bull involved cooperation at the federal, state, local and global level.
State's October unemployment rate down to 4.7 percent
The leisure and hospitality sector has grown by almost 2,500 with other services adding slightly more than 2,000 jobs this year. Professional and business services had shown the most growth this year, adding more than 4,000 jobs.
Al Franken apologizes after groping, kissing accusation
I don't respect men who don't", said Franken, who joined the Senate in 2009 after a career as a comedian. "It isn't amusing . On the flight home from Afghanistan she says she was exhausted and fell asleep. "I respect women.
Roy Moore New Accuser Hires Gloria Allred
Alabama will hold a special election on December 12 to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions . She accused him of touching her breasts and locking the door to keep her inside his auto .