25 Jul '14, 1am

BMW’s 100th Birthday Present To Itself: 2016 i9 Supercar

BMW’s 100th Birthday Present To Itself: 2016 i9 Supercar

If a German report is correct, BMW will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2016 with an i9 supercar merging elements of the i8 plug-in hybrid and evoking the memory of the legendary M1. The super i8 could just as well be an “i10” but that name was already taken by Hyundai . To eclipse the i8, the i9 will reportedly receive a powerful six-cylinder to replace the 1.5-liter three-cylinder in the i8 along with uprated electric powertrain tech borrowed from the i8. It will surely exceed the 362 horses in the i8. Only 456 were built. This is a 1980 M1. The i8 (pictured) already has been likened by some as a successor to the 1978-81 M1 with a sustainable twist, but it’s really a different animal altogether. BMW’s 155-mph i8 is similar in that it’s a quick sports coupe, rips to 60 in the low-four second range, and we’ve seen it reported as low as 3.8 seconds. The carbon fiber reinfor...

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