Hot BMW i9 Coming Soon
“BMW is preparing a more potent version of the i8 for its centenary celebrations in 2016, sources have revealed.”
A more potent i8, or an entirely new model? Well, that seems to depend on how you define “new.” As Autocar states:
“The new model, rumoured to be called i9, would use the same carbonfibre tub as the i8 but would get more aggressive styling, a larger engine and a more powerful electric motor.”
That seems like a “new” or mostly new model to us then.
“The engine is understood to be the new modular 3.0-litre six-cylinder unit that is in development and set to appear first in the upcoming 7-series replacement.”
The i9 will likely joins BMW’s i lineup before the i5.
“The i9 will be the next model to join BMW’s i sub-brand. Also planned is the i5, a stretched version of the i3.”
We suspect the i9 will be priced north of $200,000.