After few years of speculations, it looks like we are about to see the new hybrid supercar next year, as 2018 BMW i9. As you probably know, reports about this new model appeared more than three years ago. Everyone expected to see a completely new model by the end of last year, for the 100th anniversary. However, we didn’t see new hybrid yet. Latest reports suggest that the new model could come somewhere next year. For now, it is unknown how the new model will look like. We expected to see it based on an i8, but with various modification on chassis, styling, and powertrain as well. According to latest reports, this will be a true supercar. The 2018 i9 could come already next year, according to some reports. However, you should take all these details about the new model with big reserve, since there is no official confirmation.
2018 BMW i9 design
The 2018 BMW i9 will be a completely new model from the legendary Bavarian car maker. This manufacturer is famous for its amazing sports cars, so there are big expectations from this new model. At this moment, it is hard to get more precise details about the new supercars, but various reports suggest that the new model will be related to the i8, which already established itself as an excellent sports car. This model is present for about three years. We expect that the new 2018 BMW i9 will use the same platform. This means that the new model will utilize all those advanced technologies and some new for sure. Its architecture will be characterized by a massive use of lightweight materials. The big majority of the body will be made of aluminum and other light material, which is significant for car’s performances.
2018 BMW i9 styling and interior design
It is pretty hard to predict how the new 2018 BMW i9 will look like at the moment. Since it will use the same architecture as i8 model, it is quite possible that will have some similarities in terms of styling as well. We are pretty much for sure that the new supercar will feature a similar design language, but there are also many unique details to come, we believe. In terms of interior design, new 2018 i9 could also use some solutions for the familiar sports car. However, we expect to see a more upscale cabin, with better-quality materials, more technologies, and more upscale overall feel. When it comes to standard features, we expect a full load of equipment. So, things like leather upholstery, large touchscreens, premium convenience feature and others should be standard features. The same thing is with safety features.
2018 BMW i9 powertrain
This is another aspect where the new 2018 BMW i9 will use design solutions from the i8. This sports car features a hybrid system that is consisted of a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that is good for 228 horsepower and 236 lb-ft. It comes in a pair with a 130-hp electric motor that comes with a 7.1-kWh lithium ion battery. This model features an all-electric range of 22 miles, while the overall range goes up to 370 miles. When it comes to the new supercar, latest reports suggest that will feature and bigger, six-cylinder engine with a displacement of 3.0 liter. This will provide a significant improvement in power, which will eventually provide better overall performance. According to some reports, a new model will go from 0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds. On the other side, it will probably feature the same 7.1-kWh battery, which probably means shorter range.
2018 BMW i9 release date and price
The arrival of the new 2018 BMW i9 is still under question, There is no official information about its production and launch, although various reports suggest its arrival somewhere next year. When it comes to price, it is still early to make some predictions.