Wonder If The i9 Can Grab More Air Than The i8?

Wonder If The i9 Can Grab More Air Than The i8?

Per Autocar:

"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.

Autocar adds:

"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.

Source: Autocar