According to sources close to Autocar.co.uk, the rumored BMW i9 has been approved for launch in 2016. Next year, BMW is celebrating its centenary and a celebratory model is expected.
The UK magazine says the car will be called i9 and would use the same carbon fiber tub as the i8 but would get more aggressive styling, a larger engine and a more powerful electric motor.
The engine is expected to be the new modular 3.0 liter six-cylinder unit that will appear in the 2016 BMW 7 Series.
Styling wise, it’s unknown if the i9 would be a two door model like the i8 or a larger, sleeker vehicle with four doors.
Expect the i9 to improve on the standard car’s 0-62mph sprint time of 4.4 seconds, as well as its 155 mph top speed.