Hybrid sports car BMW i9, the appearance of which is the Bavarian automaker plans to mark the centenary of the brand, will be “charged” version sportgibrida i8. On engine capacity and number of cylinders petrol unit as part of the power plant will exceed its “counterpart” to i8 half.
According to information received by the British edition from our own sources, we are talking about the new three-liter six-cylinder unit from BMW i9, which debuts next year on the new generation 7 Series flagship sedan.
The introduction of the new engine will lead to a major upgrade of the entire power plant, and as a result it threatens to seriously potyazhelet. To compensate for the excess weight sports car, the design is planned to use lighter materials. In addition, the weight distribution promise to keep in an ideal ratio of 50:50. As a result, the estimated dynamics of the acceleration to the first hundred BMW i9 will be about 4 seconds, but that’s what power characteristics will have a car, is still unknown. Sports car i8, in the hybrid propulsion system which includes a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine, provides total capacity of 362 horse power, which allows him to exchange the first hundred in 4.4 seconds.
Release of the new BMW i9 is scheduled for 2016 – the year of the centenary of the brand BMW. Model will be the third in the line of the sub-brand BMW-i, and a little later the company Trinity will model i5 – a larger version of the i3.