Upcoming BMW supercar confirmed?

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Words: Nile Bijoux
7 Jan 2019

There hasn’t been a BMW supercar since the M1 of last century but a new report indicates that could be about to change.

A new hybrid ‘super-sports car’ is reportedly being developed to serve as an indirect i8 replacement and will sit atop the M Performance line-up.

The i8’s 1.5-litre petrol engine will make room for a larger combustion engine, possibly with six cylinders. Electric assistance will push power north of 520kW while the i8’s carbon fibre architecture will live on, keeping weight down.

According to the report, price will eclipse that of the i8 (currently $NZ286,000 for the coupe) while numbers will be limited. The performance potential means BMW is targeting the likes of Honda’s hybrid NSX and upcoming electrified McLarens and Ferraris with its new supersport machine.

The supercar is allegedly set for release in 2023, so best start saving now.

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