The BMW i8, the futuristic, hybrid sports the German brand, began its marketing at the end of 2013, carrying with us 3 years. Since that time, has not budged beyond some special editions which only modify its aesthetics. For some months we met the novelties that incorporates the urban BMW i3 after your update, which made its debut a few months before the BMW i8. Now the rumors are focused on the sport.
Everything seems to indicate that your restyling will not bring some big aesthetic changes, neither in the exterior nor in the interior, although it is likely to increase the equipment options. But the most important change will come in the mechanical part. It is expected that this hybrid to improve its dynamic performance with a most powerful answer of the propeller group at the same time they also extend their autonomy. Such changes are expected to see in 2017.
As rumored (and lee in BMWBlog), the BMW i8 you receive an improvement in its heat engine gasoline 1.5 three-cylinder engine which sends its power to the rear axle. This improvement would be 15 HP, so that the joint power will increase from 362 to 377 HP. In this way it would be possible for the acceleration from 0 to 100, that in the current version can be covered in 4.4 seconds, is performed in a tenth of a second less.
on the other hand, the enlargement of the autonomy will come by the use of a set of batteries of greater capacity. Supposedly this improves would double the autonomy in the cycle of type-approval NEDC of the BMW i8 when running in electric mode, going from 37 km approved to 74 km Now have to wait to see if BMW decides to sell a BMW i8 Spyder as it was rumored some time ago, or if you arrive a variant prestacional.
Source – BMWBlog