Rumor: BMW to cancel i8S, M8, 9 Series coupe, Z2 roadster

Rumors | May 1st, 2015 by 15
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According to Automobile Magazine, the new BMW CEO Harald Krüger and R&D chief Klaus Fröhlich, have axed some future projects, including the i8S, M8 supercar, …

According to Automobile Magazine, the new BMW CEO Harald Krüger and R&D chief Klaus Fröhlich, have axed some future projects, including the i8S, M8 supercar, 9 Series Coupe, Z2 Roadster and 2 Series GT. Several MINI concepts are said to have been canceled as well.

The only survivor? The BMW i5 due out in 2019.

The news come as a surprise since out of the bunch, at least the i8S made the most sense. BMW is said to plan some exciting concepts for next year to celebrate the company’s 100th birthday. The i8S was rumored to be the supercar of the future, based on the i8 but with more power and even more exclusive looks.

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The Z2 Roadster cancelation is also a surprise since hints were given before that a small premium roadster is needed in the lineup. Maybe with the also rumored Z5 Roadster, BMW saw no need to sell another roadster in a segment that has been decreasing over the last few years.

As always, we advise you to take these rumors with a big grain of salt, so far none of the “now axed” models were acknowledged by BMW, so the company might still have some surprises prepared for us next year.

15 responses to “Rumor: BMW to cancel i8S, M8, 9 Series coupe, Z2 roadster”

  1. Chris Llana says:

    Surprised they’re pegging the i5 as a four-seater. But still years away, so who knows?

  2. Billy The Hillbilly says:

    -_-

    yea whatever…..

  3. Chris says:

    So if it’s true there’s nothing to celebrate next year! What special should come to the 100 years of BMW party???

    • George G. Berberashvili says:

      They will Celebrate a brand new BMW xDrive M550d Gran Coupe Touring Cabriolet with 8MT! fuck them all! new CEO’s sucks!

      Welcome to AMG! WTF?!

  4. Icebreaker says:

    BMW MAKE AN M8 SUPERCAR I8S AND 9 SERIES LUXURY COUPE FFS

  5. Icebreaker says:

    fake rumours i think these cars are in development

  6. Matt Stokes says:

    So rumours about rumours? I hope we do get these cars one day… but they weren’t confirmed, spied, muled or tested, so it’s not like we’ve actually lost out.

  7. Otto says:

    “The only survivor? The BMW i5 due out in 2019”
    And the X7 of course

    Meanwhile MB confirmed that a Panamera competitor is in the pipe, due in 2018, and a SLA roadster is planned for 2019.

    • Icebreaker says:

      panamera competitor has been declined. merc said amg gt4 door would be a good idea but they wont make it as it will kill sales for the E63 and CLS63. SLA roadster is just the new SLK. but renamed.

      • Otto says:

        That’s pretty fresh news then. On April 21nd, MB confirmed the Panamera competitor to Auto Bild : http://www.autobild.de/artikel/mercedes-amg-gt4-2019-vorstellung-5717266.html
        The SLA is a new car, based on the A class FWD platform to compete with the entry level TT. The new name for the SLK will be SLC.

        • Icebreaker says:

          mercedes benz is going down hill with the SLA what a stupid car. the SLC can easily compete with the TT.. they need to stop making too many cars I read the other day merc is trying to be the new toyota and its working if they keep releasing too many models! and the GT4 was cancelled merc rep said no it wont be made but was planned.

  8. Ryan says:

    FUCK Harald Krüger and R&D chief Klaus Fröhlich!!!! fucking assholes!!!

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