30 Aug '16, 4am

Post-2020 BMW i8 Could Have 750 All-Electric Horsepower

Post-2020 BMW i8 Could Have 750 All-Electric Horsepower

BMW is reportedly making a wild claim: a future all-electric version of the BMW i8 could be capable of producing 750 horsepower and incredible torque. The disclosure was found by BMW Blog in an article by Automobile Magazine on a future version of the i8 that may be released after 2020. A new i8 hitting that much power would be more than double the 362 horsepower produced by the current BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. Said ponies come from a turbocharged, three-cylinder, 1.5-liter gas engine combined with an electric motor. The lofty 750 horsepower estimate, if it were released today, would likely be faster than any production-level electric cars on the market, though who knows what we’ll see four years hence? At the moment, even the recently announced 100 kWh option coming out for the Tesla Model S may fall short plus its roughly 5,000-curb weight stands to be considerably higher ...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/post-2020-bmw-i8-could-have-750...

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