When the roof is opened, the i8 Roadster's rear window rises by 1.9 inches into what BMW calls a "comfort" position to reduce wind turbulence.
This equates to a slightly slower 0-100kmh time of 4.6 seconds (i8 Coupe 4.5 secs). The battery pack is upgraded to 11.6kWh over 7.1kWh. However, the mid-mounted 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine is unchanged, save for a new particulate filter reducing NOx emissions in preparation of incoming real world economy testing.
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 combined power output of 369bhp and 570Nm is channelled through a six-speed automatic gearbox to the rear wheels. This allows some extra storage space behind the driver and passenger, a space nearly equal to the actual trunk's 4.7 cubic foot (133 liters) offering at 3.5 cubic feet (99 liters).
The Roadster gains 60kg over the coupe, mainly on account of the reworked chassis that allows for the folding roof.
Going into more detail, the aluminium parts of the hood have been made using 3D printing, in order to obtain greater precision, while BMW claims to have worked thoroughly on the insulation - both thermal and acoustic. This allows for geometric parts that can not be cast for the optimum strength and size to be used, balancing weight with rigidity requirements. The new E-Copper finish and the striking Donington Gray shade have also been added to the range. A set of 20-inch BMW lightweight alloy wheels is standard, with four other options available in the same size.
The refreshed i8 and new i8 Roadster should be hitting Canadian dealerships around spring 2018. Badging on the rear (B) pillars will indicate Coupe or Roadster according to the model chosen.
Getting back to the main attraction here, the i8 two-seat Roadster has an electrically-operated targa-style fabric top that can perform the open or close trick in under 16 seconds, at speeds of up to 50km/h. Mpg has also been improved to 149.8mpg for the Coupe and 134.5mpg for the Roadster, although these numbers are always notoriously hard to replicate in the real world, unless you charge frequently and mainly undertake short journeys.
CNN took to President Donald Trump's favorite platform to respond to his latest tweet dissing the cable news network. Since the tape's publication, Trump has been accused of sexual assault by several women, NY magazine reports.
Woods played with President Trump and Dustin Johnson in Florida on Friday and the videos which emerged earned promising reviews. "Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf".
Amy Meador also spoke to BuzzFeed News and alleged that Piven had assaulted her at her then-home in Laurel Canyon in 1995. United States broadcaster CBS has dropped Wisdom of the Crowd , which stars the under-fire Jeremy Piven .
Forecasters said heat records could also be set today in downtown Los Angeles, Burbank, Lancaster and Palmdale. The average high temperatures for that time of the year range from the lows 30s to upper 20s.
Earlier in October, party president Sonia Gandhi had also hinted that Rahul's elevation as party chief "will be done soon". However, it is clear now that Rahul Gandhi will be Congress president before the Gujarat elections.
Trump said in a tweet: "We are monitoring the situation". "Search and rescue efforts for three personnel continue with U.S. It was operating in the Philippine Sea when the crash happened at 2.45pm local time (approximately 5.45am GMT).
Pai's FCC spiked the effort to go after AT&T, even before it began rolling out a plan to undo the net neutrality rules entirely. In the same way, numerous signature companies in Silicon Valley think the internet should be open to all on an equal basis.
Arab foreign ministers gathered at the League's headquarters in Cairo Sunday for an emergency meeting called by Saudi Arabia. President Michel Aoun, has refused to accept Hariri's resignation and accused Saudi Arabia of holding him against his will.
The company "had been privy to multiple claims in which such acts were alleged" against Weinstein by 2014, it notes. An excited Noble, eager to share her show reel with Weinstein, brought her iPad along as the two went upstair.
India has acknowledged Jadhav as a retired Indian Navy officer but denied that he was in any way connected to the government. The move came months after New Delhi requested Islamabad to allow Jadhav's mother to meet him on humanitarian grounds.
United Nations officials have released a video showing the moment a North Korean soldier dramatically defected to the south. Four other North Korean soldiers are seen running toward him and stopping to shoot at him.
A person who was brought to the casino against his will has been cooperating with police, according to Capt. Authorities say the man fled the scene in a silver Chevrolet Cruze with Nevada license plates.
If there's anything the former reality star loves more than golfing at Mar-a-Lago, it's firing off ill-thought out tweets . If I never see LaVar Ball on TV again, except maybe in the stands watching his kids play basketball, I'd be delighted.
Now the company reportedly discontinued the manufacturing of its OnePlus 5 in order to dominate the newly launched OnePlus 5T. So you need not to worry about the update as you would see the push notification on the display.
This will connect with a planned Redmond Technology Transit Station where the Link Light Rail is expected to arrive in 2023. However, the net result will be an increase from 125 buildings today to 131 buildings once the project is complete.
Club captain Michael Carrick is still building his fitness after having a cardiac ablation to deal with an irregular heart rhythm. But they'll have to do without giant midfielder Fellaini for the game.
Coffee drinking is also linked to a lower risk of Parkinson's disease, depression, and Alzheimer's disease, the study found. The most grounded advantages of coffee utilization were seen in lessened dangers of liver disease, including growth.
The team announced Tuesday that the recently acquired quarterback will start Sunday on the road against the Chicago Bears . Garoppolo was expected to take over the starting job for the 49ers after the franchise traded for him four weeks ago.
The "detention" took place four days ago on the orders of the Jail Superintendent, Orai District Jail Sita Ram. Sharma also said the animals were well known as mischief-makers in the area, the Times of India reports.
The New York Times described Ronan as 'one of the most formidable actors in movies today ' in their review of the title. She added, "We are all on cloud nine and using our tomato emoji more than we ever thought possible".
He even aired a video message shortly after his release, claiming that India's allegation in opposition to him was "false". But in this time his outfit has been allowed to set up a political party to enable it to contest elections.
As talked before the biggest difference between OnePlus 5 and 5T remain the display and the position of fingerprint sensors. The OnePlus 5T smartphone may have only just launched, but it's already scheduled for some significant camera upgrades.
Gratitude filled the room as sweet potato, cornbread and turkey filled the bellies of dozens of people fighting different storms. We want to make sure that my kids understand what we have and take care of each other and the community".
Donald Trump, who has been accused of sexual assault by at least 16 women , criticized Franken in a series of tweets last week. Lindsay Menz told CNN that Franken grabbed her buttocks during a photo-op at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.
According to Page Six , several fashion bloggers have run into the now-familiar can't-get-a-visa issue. Media outlets are also facing difficulties with accessing the Mercedes-Benz Arena to shoot the event.