BMW i8 Roadster review

Category: Sports car

Section: Interior

BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster
  • BMW i8 Roadster

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Even with the roof down, it’s nigh-on impossible to get into the i8 Roadster in a dignified manner. With low seats and wide sills, you pretty much have to fall into the driver’s seat.

Once you’re inside, things are a little mixed. The swooping interior with chrome accents and a fully digital instrument cluster is a nicely futuristic take on the familiar BMW layout, but – even with lashings of leather – the quality is a slight letdown. Yes, there’s plenty of plush plastic, but you’ll also find switches and materials that could have been lifted from a significantly cheaper 3 Series.