BMW reportedly working on a more powerful i8S

Back in July Auto Motor und Sport reported that a more potent BMW i9 is in the works with a debut in 2016 just in time for the Bavarian automaker’s 100th anniversary.

We haven’t heard much about the i9, but according to Automobile Magazine, BMW is working on a high-performance i8S (codenamed M100) that will be one o the models celebrating company’s 100th anniversary.

If the rumour is true then the changes under the skin are quite big. The i8S will ditch the standard model’s 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo in favour of a 2.0-litre twin-turbo producing around 320bhp or a 3.0-litre six-cylinder good for around 480bhp.

The electric motor at the front will provide either 109bhp or 204bhp. 0-62mph is rumoured in 3.5 seconds and the top speed will be limited to 155mph.

So basically the i8S could pack a combined 429bhp or 684bhp, which in our opinion is unlikely to happen.

Other changes you can expect include retuned suspension, bigger brakes and wider tyres along with some aerodynamic updates.

Until we see some actual prototypes or hear an official word from BMW we take this report as a pure speculation.


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