BMW has delivered the first batch of 2019 BMW i8 Roadsters to a group of 18 very lucky buyers. The first i8 Roadsters delivered are the BMW i8 Roadster First Edition, which is very limited, since only 200 will be built.
The BMW i8 Roadster First Edition models get an exclusive interior plaque on the driver’s side of the center console is inscribed with the words “First Edition” and the limited edition numbering “1 of 200”. The 18 cars received by members of the BMW i8 Club are inscribed with “1 of 18”. The i8 Roadster First Edition also adds ceramic applications for operating controls, dry-carbon interior trim, Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system and the BMW i8 logo that is projected in the footwell and when doors are open.
“We have been eagerly awaiting this moment for months – in fact, ever since we saw the first pictures of this gorgeous vehicle. The chance to enjoy the amazing driving experience of the Coupé in a Roadster is a dream come true for all of us,” explained Claus-Dieter Bachmann, president of the BMW i8 Club. “My fellow club members and I have been especially touched by the warm and enthusiastic welcome we have received here at BMW Welt. It has been an emotional moment we will never forget.”
If you weren’t lucky enough to get the i8 Roadster First Edition, the 2019 i8 Roadster is available starting at $164,295, which is $15,800 more than the i8 Coupe at $148,495.