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With the 2017 LA Auto Show under way, BMW has unveiled new 2019 convertible and coupe i8s that are faster, lighter and longer-lasting vehicles along with optimized motors, precision chassis and seamless-connectivity to BMW’s connected drive services.

The 2019 all-wheel drive i8s boast two electric motors and a three-cylinder turbocharged engine, but it’s further enhanced with the utilization of its eDrive tech to get more power and mileage out of the car. With the coupe rendered in “Donnington Grey” and the roadster in “E-Copper,” the vehicles squeeze 18 miles of pure EV range out of the car with the addition of a new 11.6kWh battery pack, while also boasting a 369 horsepower.

In addition, while both sports cars are driven primarily on their electric motors, the combustion engine turns on automatically at high speeds and off again when consistent driving is maintained, traveling up to 120 km/h on electric power, while boasting a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

BMW has not released full specs or any information about pricing for either the roadster or coupe, but it’s suggested to be more than $150,000 USD.

Next week, Steve Jobs’s BMW Z8 is going to auction for $400K+.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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