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2019 BMW i8 Roadster

2019 BMW i8 Roadster

BMW Launched the i8 to much acclaim in 2014, its butterfly doors and modern styling captivated the motoring press. Thanks to a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 155mph the i8 had the power to match its looks. The combination of combustion engine and electric drive meant that the i8 had torque in abundance but thanks to that combustion engine being a 1.5-litre unit sourced from the MINI, fuel economy was not compromised.

In 2018, thanks to increased demand for its carbon-tubbed hybrid-electric sports car, BMW launched the i8 Roadster. Whilst the 1.5-litre 228BHP engine was left untouched improvements were made across the platform.

The front battery pack was upgraded with a unit with more dense cells, this resulted in increased storage capacity from a hair over 7kwh to 11.6kwh, all of this resulted in a real world improvement of all electric range from 20 miles to 33 miles and a modest power boost of 12bhp.

You would be forgiven for thinking it would be a simple move to make the i8 coupe into a roadster but in reality, Bavarian engineers had to work particularly hard to ensure that structural rigidity was retained and that the trademark butterfly doors were still functional.

This particular i8 Roadster is finished in E-Copper with Frozen Grey Metallic Accents over an E-Copper Exclusive Natural Leather interior. It was first registered in March of 2019. The car was supplied new to the Berry BMW dealer principal and in March 2019. It was bought right at the beginning of lockdown by a great client of Duke’s with a notorious car collection. They have enjoyed their time with the car but having just supplied them with another vehicle, this i8 had to go to make space.

Today it has covered just 5,175 miles from new and benefits from the fitment of a SmarTrack 5 which ensures protection against theft thanks to its UK and Europe wide Vehicle tracking, Guard and Recovery service. 


Being the Berry BMW dealer principal’s own car, the car had pretty much every box ticked on the option list. The spec is vast and outlined below, testament to what makes this already special-low-mileage example truly unique. From what we can see, this is the lowest mileage, highest spec Roadster available anywhere in the country today.

Specification List:

01AG - Larger Fuel Tank
01CA - Selection of COP Relevant vehicles
027K -  Alloy Wheel Multi-Spoke 516 bicolour
02BQ - Brake Caliper, Painted
02PA - Locking Wheel Bolt
02VB - Tyre Pressure Display
02VC - Tyre Repair Set
0302 - Alarm System
0322 - Comfort Access
03DS - BMW Display Key
0423 - Floor Mats Velour
0428 - Warning Triangle Kit

0430 - Interior/Exterior Mirror with auto dip
0458 - Electric Front Seat Adjustment
0493 - Storage Compartment Package
0494 - Driver/Passenger Seat Heating
04U1 - Ceramic Application, Control Elements
04U9 - Acoustic Pedestrian Protection
0508 - Park Distance Control (PDC)
0563 - Light Package
05A4 - LED headlight with extended scope
05AS - Driving Assistant
05DA - Passenger Airbag Deactivation
0609 - Navigation System Professional
0610 - Head up display
0653 - DAB Tuner
0674 - Hi-Fi System Harmon Kardon
06AE - Teleservices
06AF - Statutory Emergency Call
06AK - Connected Drive Services
06AM - Real Time Traffic Information
06AN - Concierge Services

06AP - Remote Services
06NW - Telephony with Wireless Charging
06WD - WLAN hotspot
07LK - Travel packet
07S9 - Connected Drive Services Packet
07YS - BMW I Interior Design Accro
0812 - National Version England/Ireland
0853 - Language Version, English
0877 - Omission of non-combined operation
0880 - Onboard literature, English
08KA - Oil Service interval 24 months/ 30,000km
08R9 - Refrigerant R1234yf
08S2 - Coding, Alarm Signal
08S3 - Automatic Locking During Starting
08TG - Thief proof device
09AA - Outer skin protection
A050 - 50 Ah AGM Battery
LEDE - Leather Equipment

Full BMW Main Dealer Service History:

06/2018 - 22 Miles - Pre-Delivery Inspection - Berry BMW, Chiswick
03/2021 - 76 miles - Berry BMW, Chiswick
03/2022 - 2,922 miles - MOT & Replacement Tyre - Vines BMW Gatwick
03/2023 - 4,846 miles - MOT & Engine Oil Service, Air Filter, Spark Plugs, Door Gas Struts, Brake Fluid Service - Group 1 BMW Brighton 

01/2024 - 5,140 miles - Birds BMW - replacement rear boot spring and Key Read

With services kept up to date, despite low mileage, and the striking colour combination this must be one of the best i8s available on the market. A true future classic with distinctive styling and a distinctive driving experience.

The i8 Roadster is available to view by appointment at our West London showroom, and upon request we can share a digital folder with detailed images, walk around videos and scans of the vehicles history file. 

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