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BMW says no i8 M planned

BMW i, Rumors | May 20th, 2014 by 0
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Carsten Pries, Head of Product Management BMW M and Friedrich Nitschke, M Chief, denied once again that the sports division is planning an M version …

Carsten Pries, Head of Product Management BMW M and Friedrich Nitschke, M Chief, denied once again that the sports division is planning an M version of the BMW i8. Even though rumors have never been founded, renderings and whispers of a BMW i8 M continued to appear on the interwebs.

First rumors appeared in 2013 when Car Magazine UK said BMW considered an M version of the i8 with a V8 or even V10 engine, but the plans have been scraped all-together.

The lightweight and innovative BMW i8 will come to market in August and first press drives have praised the hybrid sportscar.

BMW says no i8 M planned

BMW fans have long waited for another supercar after the legendary M1, but the company has been focusing more on large production models versus a halo car with low or zero margins.

The possibility of a new BMW supercar remains high and the BMW board is said to often assess supercar proposals from within the company.

[Source: Telegraaf]

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