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2019 BMW i8 Roadster: A stylish, topless plug-in

BMW's out-of-this-world i8 is even better with a little more range and a lot more wind in your hair.

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The i8 Roadster is the new, topless version of BMW's plug-in hybrid i8.

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For 2019, electric driving range has been increased from 20 to 33 miles.

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You can drive in electric mode up to 75 miles per hour.

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Combined with a three-cylinder gas engine, the powertrain is good for 364 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.

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Despite the extra folding roof hardware, the Roadster only weighs 132 pounds more than the Coupe.

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It'll hit 62 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds slower than the i8 Coupe.

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The i8 Roadster costs $163,300, or nearly $20,000 more than its hardtop sibling.

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Overall performance is enjoyable without being startling.

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Despite its sporty style and 20-inch wheels, the i8 Roadster is not a sports car.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the BMW i8 Roadster.

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