With the BMW i8 out and about, speculation and pondering about has been happening aplenty with rumors suggesting that an even faster version of the i8 might happen.
According to AutoExpress in the UK, it actually is going to happen, but it won’t be an M model since BMW clearly pointed out that they have no interest in crossing the brands’ pedigrees.
In the report, word is the faster i8 should gain more power while maintaining the low curb weight figure of the standard model, which rings in at 3,273lbs. That power should be sourced by replacing the standard 1.5L TwinPower turbocharged three-cylinder for a larger 2.0L TwinPower turbocharged four-banger with more than 300hp on tap. Combined with uprated electric motors, the new i8 should push around 450hp, 100 more than the regular model.
Rumor has it the new i8 will be called the i8S and will sprint to 62 mph in just four seconds.