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BMW i8 M High-Performance Version Might Arrive in 2016

The BMW`s first high-performance plug-in hybrid i8 has been the one-off sports car bringing performance and technology to a whole new level. But the German based carmaker does not want to rest on its laurels and is already planning an introduction of an updated BMW i8, which would be called the i8 M. This means that the new i8 M will come with some body makeovers as well as a power boost under the hood.

We are talking about some reports coming from Auto Express online publication, according to which an updated BMW i8 should arrive next year, the model coming with some chassis mods and a power boost. Thus, the car`s weight will be cut down, leading to an increase performance under the hood.

BMW i8 M Rendering

BMW i8 M Rendering

The performance of the BMW i8 M would be also increased, especially since BMW has declared that the plug-in hybrid could make room for an additional 300 horsepower. Surely, we won`t expect such a boost, but it would be more performance than the current model. Performance figures would be also significant.

2015 BMW i8

2015 BMW i8

In the current version, the BMW i8 is packing an I3 i.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine, hooked to a synchronous motor. Together, they generate an impressive 375 horsepower and 570 Nm of torque, enough to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds, at a topping of 250 km/h. Imagine the kind of power figures that a more performance i8 would come with! Do you really think this would happen next year?

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