Could the Next-Generation BMW i8 Get 750HP?
Even though the dramatic-looking BMW i8 has only been on the market for a short time, already rumors of its upcoming next-generation are flying. And if they’re to be believed, big things will be coming to the i8. A recent report by Automobile Magazine outlined the potential change for the two-door sports car. Forgoing the 1.5-liter 3-cylinder hybrid setup found in the current iteration, the new i8 will use a pure electric drivetrain with an output of 750 horsepower—quite the dramatic leap from 362. RELATED: See Photos of the 2016 BMW i8 Mirrorless Concept
The new i8 is expected to arrive sometime in 2022 or 2023. On top of that dramatic new horsepower figure, range will be actually be reduced to 300 miles (10 down from the current model) due to all that newfound power.
All-wheel drive will be standard along with four-wheel steering and an advanced torque vectoring system. Not to mention a new active suspension system which will scan any upcoming obstacles in the road.
It’s a quantum leap for a sports car that already defied the segment. Let’s see if BMW can actually pull it off.
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