BMW's New Super Electric/Hybrid Car Will Get A Face Lift With The BMW i8s
BMW are about to celebrate there centenary in 2016, and what better way to give yourself a birthday present, than to build yourself a newer version of their show stopper, with their successful electric/hybrid sports car BMWi8.
BMW have learned a lot over the last few years with the success of the i3 and the i8 which has taken the world by a storm, so why not use that success and make a bigger and better version of the i8
for there 100th Birthday.
It has been revealed that the new project is underway and it is being called project M100. BMW spoke out at the LA Auto Show by saying that the M100 is a project that will see a upgraded i8 and M6.
The soon to be new i8 will be called the BMW i8s, the S being for Super. So what can we expect from this Birthday present from the German Giants.
The i8 with be electric/hybird sports car with the power that will give you around 500bhp with the combined torque stands around 520lb ft mark.
The new mid-engined coupe will be evaluated with two different configurations. The first configuration is a twin-turbo 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine that will be rated at around 320bhp, and the second configuration will boost a 3.0 litre straight six for a powerful 480bhp.
This new i8s will have an extra 150 horses than that of the current i8 which should prove the i8s with a rapid sports car. This model should be at leased a second faster than that of the i8 which will bring it in around the 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds.
We are looking forward to BMWs birthday are you?