Hardcore BMW i8 In The Works?

JUL 5 2015 BY MIKE ANTHONY 4

BMW i8

BMW i8

Potential rendering of the upcoming hardcore BMW i8

Potential rendering of the upcoming hardcore BMW i8

It’s rumored that BMW’s i division wants to make an even hotter version of the i8.  More power, less weight and even quicker than today’s i8, but no electric range boost is mentioned.

We could possibly see this more advanced i8 sometime in 2016. The i division stated that there could be as much as 300 more horsepower than the current i8.

Here are some specs on the current BMW i8.

No, this will not be an “M” series BMW, as the automaker has stated that the two divisions will never mix. Well, never say never, right?

The goal of this more-hardcore i8 is to compete more directly with vehicles made by Ferrari, Aston Martin, etc.

We wonder, did it ever occur to anyone at BMW to possibly create an all electric version of the i8? That’s perhaps the easiest way to make the i8 even more performance oriented, but could the i8 hold enough battery for say 200-plus miles of all-electric range?

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4 Comments on "Hardcore BMW i8 In The Works?"

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RS

Is a 200+ mile electric sports car possible?
The Tesla Roadster gets a 400 mile battery upgrade. Quod erat demonstrandum.

Warren M

The Tesla is a smaller two seat roadster. It also doesnt have the top speed or trap speed pull or overall endurance of the i8. I would bet the i8 also beats the Tesla around a major roadcourse.

Big Solar

rather see a hardcore i3 with 150 miles of aer.

pjwood1

rather see ~50EPA miles range, and better sports endurance/performance.