i9 rumored again, will join BMW i lineup in 2016

Article by Christian A., on September 26, 2014

2016 is a very important year for BMW as the Bavarian carmaker is celebrating its centenary. In order to mark this event, BMW is planning a more powerful version of the i8 plug-in hybrid supercar, which will be called the i9. It’s not the first time when we talk about such a model and it appears that the vehicle will arrive as the third model to join the BMW I sub-brand, ahead of the i5 and the stretched version of the i3.

According to previous reports from automotorundsport, the model should be called i10 but due to the fact that Hyundai offers the i10, BMW can't use that moniker.

Autocar says that the new BMW i9 will use a new modular 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine that will be found on the next-generation 7-Series. This means that the new i9 will be very fast as the i8 gets a 1.5-liter engine and already challenges well-known supercars.

If you don’t remember, the 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine found on the i8 develops 231 hp (170 kW) and 320 Nm of torque and sends the power to the rear wheels. In addition, the vehicle carries an electric motor that delivers the power to the front wheels, producing 131 hp (96 kW) and 250 Nm of torque.

The total output delivered by the hybrid system is 362 hp (266 kW) and 570 Nm of torque. With these numbers, the BMW i8 is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds), while top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.

The electric motor provides a range of up to 20 miles (32 km) and a top speed of 75 mph or 120 km/h.

Topics: bmw, hybrid, sports car

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