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Prepare for faster, sportier BMW i8

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As it plans its 100th anniversary celebration, BMW is currently working on a sportier and more powerful version of the i8 for 2016. The new model will reportedly use an even more potent 3-cylinder gasoline engine and higher-capacity electric motor. 

Right now, the BMW i8 is rated at 357 net horsepower, but that number could go as high as 400 horsepower. Meanwhile, designers will give the car a racier look on the outside.

Automobile Magazine reports that BMW is also working on i8 spinoffs equipped with a 4- or 6-cylinder engine that would generate in excess of 500 horsepower.