Once improve the practicality of business model from the brand BMW i, the German company undertook the optimization and flagship i8. He will receive not only bigger battery, but higher power. Currently there are no official details, but authoritative Autocar, claims that the drive system of the sports hybrid will be tuned to generate 420 horsepower, or approximately 60 hp more than now. This will be achieved by increasing the power of both the 1.5-liter gasoline engine and the electric motor.
Improved will also be transmission, all of which will positively affect the timing of the acceleration of the model. Currently indicator sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is 4.4 seconds. BMW engineers will use larger batteries for renewed i8. It is argued that their capacity would be 10 kWh, which will increase the range of electric power.
Improvements are expected also in the design and chassis. The details should be available later this year, when it will be presented the updated BMW i8. Also this year we should see another representative of the environmental brand. This will most likely be open version of the i8. We recall that the plans envisaged under this brand to sell at least 7 models.