BMW is rumored to be working on a higher powered version of their BMW i8, and the new model, which could be called the i8S is said to come with more than 500HP.
The news comes from Automobile, who have said that BMW are looking into two engine configuration options for their new BMW i8S.
The first would be made up of a 2 liter twin turbo four cylinder engine with 320HP and an electric motor with 204 HP, giving the new BMW i8S around 524HP.
The second option would be made up of a 3.0 liter straight six engine with 480hp and an electic engine with 109HP, giving a total HP of 599. The current BMW i8 comes with a petrol engine with 228HP and an electric engine with 129HP, so this new model would come with significantly more power.
The existing model features a 0-62MPH time of 3.1 seconds, and the new BMW i8S could come with a 0-62MPH time of just 3.5 seconds.
BMW will be 100 years old in 206, and the company is expected to launch their faster version of the BMW i8 to celebrate their 100 years anniversary.
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