BMW is planning to introduce an even hotter version of the i8, the so-called i8S, which is believed to go official in the near future.
The German based automaker BMW is currently planning to introduce a hotter version of the i8, which will probably be known as the i8S. The model in question, which has been codenamed the M100, hasn’t been announced official, for the moment, but according to a report published by the guys from Automobile Magazine, it will be part of the company’s centenary. The vehicle should be adopting a sportier exterior design, it will come in a two-seat version and it should get wider tires, for improved grip, and larger brakes, to cope with all that extra power.
Speaking of power, rumor has it that the BMW i8S will be using a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, with its 320 HP (238 kW), and even a 3.0 liter six-cylinder unit, producing 480 HP (358 kW). The internal combustion unit will be sending power to the rear wheels, while the electric motor, which will produce 109 HP (81 kW) or 204 HP (152 kW) will power the front wheels. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is believed to be made in just 3.5 seconds and top speed should be electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).