BMW’s plans to build an i9 model by 2016
May 10, 2014
Auto Motor und Sport and other German outlets are reporting on BMW’s plans to build an i9 model. Built atop the already sold out i8, the BMW i9 is rumored to be a four-door futuristic sportscar.
2016 will be a celebratory and transitional year for BMW and the Munich-based automaker might use this opportunity to not only name a successor to the highly-successful CEO, Dr. Norbert Reithofer, but also to reiterate their commitment to future mobility and sustainability with the unveil of an i9 model.
We already know that BMW has trademarked an entire range of i vehicle, from i1 to i9, with at least one of them planned for the production in the near future, BMW i5.
No other info on the i9 has transpired so far, but it is far to expect, that if it comes to market, it will use a similar approach as the i8, a carbon fiber body with the latest technology advancements.
BMW will also most likely perfect their hybrid technology while maintaining a low CO2 level, so performance compared to the i8 could be improved. The upcoming BMW i8 is reported to run from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
In the mean time, for those looking to learn more about the ground breaking BMW i8, read our recently completed test drive.