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      01-11-2015, 10:35 AM   #1
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BMW i8S - 500hp 100 year anniversary car based on i8 - And 630hp M8 rumoured

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Found this info in German magazine Autobild:

http://www.autobild.de/artikel/bmw-i...6-5524821.html

A 100 year anniversary edition based on the i8 built in 100 examples. Stronger e-motor and 2l 4 cyl instead of the 1,5l 3 cyl engine. Originally planned to be developed by the M division, but now headed by BMW AG and ex Ferrari man Roberto Fedeli. Naming still debated, could be i8S, i8CS or M100

And a 630hp twin turbocharged I6 version rumoured for 2018-2019, possibly the M8







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BMW i8 with 500 hp: 2016
- 01/10/2015
Sports car for the hundredth

For its 100th anniversary in 2016 BMW will knock you out! On the basis of the electric runabout i8 created an eco-rocket in small batches - for over 250,000 euros.


BMW celebrates its 100th anniversary on March 7, 2016. And the gift is called M 100. That is the abbreviation of the century development project. Forward an M because originally the M GmbH should manage the project. Behind the 100 - you know. Roughly speaking, the M 100 is a BMW i8 special "super fast". CEO Norbert Reithofer wants to put in the car to mark the centenary of the company, and his employer an emotional and sustainable monument.

Admittedly, it carries the AG responsible for the project, and Mr. Reithofer is watching the party from the tip of the Supervisory Board of. But the M 100, the product planners want to hold, as the new coupe will connect brand-typical motorsport genes with the DNA of Project i. Piquancy on the edge: M 100 is produced and directed by Roberto Fedeli, who came recently from Ferrari.

The carbon fiber chassis is adopted by this new economical athletes in principle from the electric racer i8, but stylistically it has been thoroughly revised. The new model is measurably more dynamic and more agile in character. Therefore, suspension and kinematics are either redesigned or tailored aggressive, springs and dampers are designed to be much tighter, which improve much wider tire grip and traction, the correspondingly larger brakes are more spontaneous and with more bite. At the same time, the aerodynamics is optimized. It's not just about the thermal efficiency of the gasoline engine, Electric Motor and brake system, but also more downforce at high speeds. The stabilizing "ground effect" (suction) arises partly from the air guide elements interplay between flow and underflow. The nearly 1,600-pound sport version is even stronger than the by no means weak i8 with 362 hp. The electric motor at the front axle will instead of 108 now deliver 204hp. At the rear, BMW is planning an upgrade from the 231-hp turbocharged three-cylinder of the i8 to the two-liter four-cylinder with around 286 hp. If you include the 27 hp, with the integrated starter generator (ISG serves mainly for boosting) involved in the system performance, the anniversary BMW will have in total well over 500 hp. The maximum torque is likely to be at 700 Newton meters.

Strictly limited, with only 100 models are delivered in 2017


While the top speed is probably limited again to 250 km / h to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in a very respectable 3.5 seconds - which in the i8 is seven-tenths longer time. For the power transmission is an automatic transmission with eight stages (the i8 has only six) in charge of Aisin transmission specialist. The i8S will debut in March 2016 to compliment said centenary. In September 2017, the first customer cars are to be delivered. Because BMW wants to limit the exclusive small series of only 100 cars, the sports model costs reportedly more than 250,000 euros - around twice the i8. The final model designation is still hotly discussed internally. Since Munich have so far only secured the naming rights from i1 to i8, i9 is currently not an option. The short list are instead i8S and i8CS.

Maybe the new CEO Harald Krüger will parallel to the i8S, reactivate the M8 project that was blocked by his predecessor. If we are to believe the white and blue grapevine, then you could in 2018 or 2019, have a 630-hp top model that is ready for series and which combines an even more powerful electric motor with a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder. Because the straight six is much longer, the M8 architecture should be designed as a pure two-seater.




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What a cool birthday gift! The BMW i8S combines the sporty charm of the unforgettable M1 with the efficiency of the Project-i-top model. Fans of the white-and-blue mark that sometimes just have 250,000 euros left, can look forward. Because the edition is limited to 100 pieces, BMW should definitely promptly follow up on the more exciting M8.


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      01-11-2015, 11:21 AM   #2
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The auto translation is pretty funny. Half of the article is incomprehensible. Like this:
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The carbon fiber chassis accepts the economical athletes in principle by the electric racer i8, but stylistically thoroughly revised new model is measurably more dynamic and more agile in character.
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Maybe the new CEO Harald Krüger is parallel to i8S reactivate the blocked by his predecessor M8 project. If we are to believe the white and blue grapevine, then you could in 2018 or 2019, a 630-hp top model be ready for series that combines an even more powerful electric motor with a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder. Because the Reihensechser builds much longer, the splinted also with the i8-M8 architecture should be designed as a pure two-seater.
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I've already advised my dealer principal that I wish to order one of these as soon as it becomes available for pre-order.

If you can get on that limited order list, that is!
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I've already advised my dealer principal that I wish to order one of these as soon as it becomes available for pre-order.

If you can get on that limited order list, that is!
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I've done the same and gotten on my dealers list, if and when an M or S version does become a 2016 reality. Time will tell.
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BMW, like most manufacturers, has a very long lead time. So the company is probably working on the next two successors to this car, in addition to the cabriolet/roadster.

When I bought my 2006 650i, I suspect BMW already had decided to bob the tail and replace the 4.8 litre engine with a supercharged 4.4 litre. And probably had the 2016 styling mods already on the books.

The recent laser light display at CES (on another thread) shows BMW, like everyone else, is already thinking into the 2020s.
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      01-11-2015, 09:07 PM   #7
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Looks like I'll have to sell my i8
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Sounds like an interesting car, but out of my price range. It will need a super capacitor for it to have truly great track performance because extreme braking produces too much energy for the battery to accept and the result is a slow down after a lap or two.
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Wow I'm salivating right now by the thought of a BMW 500hp and 516 foot-pound tq hybrid AWD super car.
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I hope this does come out so we can move on from all the comments complaining about how BMW can't make a car to compete with the R8's of the world.
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I hope this does come out so we can move on from all the comments complaining about how BMW can't make a car to compete with the R8's of the world.
Everybody knows the R8 is a Lamborghini rip off, so who really cares anyways.
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Ohh my God! Is that thing for real?!!!!

So hot, so hybrid, so futurey!
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I hope my future is looking as bright financially as this car company's is if they build this.....if I could afford,sign me up.
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Great news guessing the M version will follow after hope the I6 TT engine sounds abit like the M1 Pro Car!
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I thought Scott swore up and down that the i and M divisions would never intermingle.
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Stunning. In the last month the i8 has really been growing more and more desirable to me. Now this. Speechless.
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Take All My Money That I Don't Have And Make This Car.
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