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BMW i8S Might Become Official

The BMW German based carmaker is apparently working on an upgraded i8 version, also called the i8S, which may be officially launched on the market, sooner than we might think.

Until the i8S will be officially revealed, it will be codenamed the M100, and according to a recent report released by Automobile Magazine, it will celebrate the company`s centenary.

2014 BMW i8

2014 BMW i8

When it will come out, the BMW i8S would come in the shape of a much sportier body style, with a two-seat version, wider tires and larger brakes to outstand the car`s overall power.

2014 BMW i8

2014 BMW i8

Under the hood, rumors state that the upcoming BMW i8S would come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit, developing 32 horsepower, while a higher 3.0-liter six-cylinder would output an impressive 480 horsepower.

2014 BMW i8

2014 BMW i8

The BMW i8S` unit will send the power to the rear wheels, while the electric motor will come up with an additional of 109 horsepower, being sent to the front.

The BMW i8S is also believe to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds, at a top speed, electronically limited, of 250 km/h.

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