From Germany we hear various reports about the near-term future of the “i” range of BMW . Much has been said about the upcoming models coming to market under this family characterized by its mechanical or electric hybrid plug . There are currently two models available.
The BMW i3 and BMW i8. Much had been said that the next release would be the BMW i5 and would be a familiar pattern of purely electrical mechanics.
However, several German media are speculating that the next model will see this range will be the rumored BMW i9 . This would be a plug-in hybrid supercar (like the BMW i8) and hit the market sometime in 2016 to celebrate the centenary of BMW . An anniversary that few brands can claim to have held.
As discussed these German media. It would be a v ersion more radical and powerful BMW i8 . Recall that this model has a plug-in hybrid mechanics 362 hp and 570 Nm of torque. The most logical is that the extra power comes from the engine replacement Turbocharged gasoline three-cylinder 1.5-liter with a more powerful unit.
The motor also could be replaced by a more powerful one. However, these changes acarrearían is a side effect and the increase of weight that should the BMW i9 . The i8 weighs 1,490 kilograms. However, if extreme BMW uses aluminum and carbon fiber, the increased weight generated by the mechanics may be compensated.