BMW i8 Concept Roadster confirmed for L.A. Auto Show image

BMW has recently announced its plans to introduce the i8 Concept Roadster during the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, on the 28th of November.

After some rumors were saying that the BMW i8 Concept Roadster will probably make its debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the German based automaker stepped forward and confirmed the model’s presence during the North American automotive event. Besides the BMW i8 Concept Roadster, the carmaker is also planning to introduce a new “i” model to the same event, which is expected to become a sportier version of the i3.

As a quick reminder, the BMW i8 Concept Roadster is powered by the same unit as the i8 Coupe, a 3-cylinder 1.5 liter gasoline engine, producing 220 HP and 221 lb-ft of torque, “moving” the rear axle, and an electric motor, generating 131 HP, powering the front wheels. The total output produced by the system stands at 349 HP and 405 lb-ft of torque, mated to a twin-speed transmission, which is allowing the model to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in less than 5 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 155 mph. The two-seater is burning 3L of fuel every 100 km (78 mpg).