Hybrid supercar –nice gift for BMW 100th anniversary

November 2, 2014 at 19:20

In 2016, BMW plans to introduce a hybrid supercar i9, the release of which will coincide with the centennial of the Bavarian brand. The new model should be the successor of the legendary coupe M1, released since 1978 till 1981. According to preliminary information, BMW i9 will be a more powerful version of the i8, which is equipped with a hybrid power unit consisting of a gasoline engine with 231 hp and 131-hp electric motor.

BMW i9 Supercar Rumored to Celebrate Centenary

BMW plans to introduce a hybrid supercar i9

Acceleration to 100 km / h for this sport car takes just 4.4 seconds, and top speed is limited to 250 km / h. It is expected that the i9 will be able to gain the first hundred for four seconds. Furthermore it is assumed that due to the upgraded power plant i9 will become heavier than coupe i8, which weighs 1490 kilograms. However, engineers will try to reduce to a minimum difference in the weight by using in the design more lightweight materials. BMW also hopes to maintain a 50:50 weight distribution, achieved in i8. BMW i9 will be the third representative of the ecological range of BMW models with the prefix “i” (along with the i3 and i8).

BMW is developing a hybrid supercar i9

BMW i9 Supercar Rumored to Celebrate Centenary

After i9 they ca present another super hybrid – compact van i5. Upgraded sport car will go on sale in 2016, and while fans of “super” cars from BMW content themselves with modest (compared with i9) i-eighth, worth $ 225,000.

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