Report: BMW i9 Supercar Arriving in 2016

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Hybrid supercar has been given the green light.

BMWwill give itself an awesome present when it celebrates its centennialanniversary in 2016. As we hinted a couple of months ago, the rumored i9 hasnow received its production green light, and will be arriving just in time forthe birthday bash. The i9, a hybrid supercar that intends to fill theshoes of the epic M1 supercar, will slot above the i8 and feature a inline-sixengine sourced from the next-gen 7 Series. BMW will also add a more powerfulelectric motor than the one used in the i8, allowing the i9 to produce an approximate500 horsepower.

In terms of styling, expect the i9 to feature more aggressive,attention-grabbing styling than the i8, with more extensive use of carbon-fiberand aluminum throughout. According to insiders in the company, the i9 will bethe fastest BMW created in the company's 100 years.

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