Successor to the BMW i8 will be a hybrid too

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Successor to the BMW i8 will be a hybrid too

BMW decided the project supercar, which will be the successor model i8, said the publication Car & Driver. Double rechargeable hybrid will be equipped with performance-oriented powertrain consisting of a petrol “turbochetverki” and electric motors. The approximate capacity of 600 horsepower.

According to Car & Driver, the serial supercar will be the development from concept Vision M Next and is externally most similar to the prototype. You can expect a saving dramatic doors that open upward, and a carbon fiber body elements.

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The concept car is driven by a three-engine power plant consisting of petrol engine and two electric motors on the rear axle. From the three-cylinder “Turbotronic” 1.5 used on i8, abandoned in favor of a more powerful four-cylinder engine 2.0. Insiders believe that the successor to the i8 will get a more capacious and efficient battery and can drive on electric at least 97 miles.

It is expected that the supercar BMW will get to the pipeline by 2023. The novelty will be much more expensive i8: projected starting price at 160 thousand dollars. Competitors will be BMW hybrid coupe Acura NSX, Polestar 1 and Porsche 911 Turbo.

Also suggest you to see a detailed test drive of the BMW i8 from the team InfoCar.ua:

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