While cars like the BMW M lineup are undeniably fast, a BMW hypercar would take that speed and agility to the next level. The BMW M performance division has been wanting to make a hypercar model for years, but it has to wait for approval from the top brass.
According to several BMW executives, the brand has been talking about a mid-engine hypercar design, but it does not have a current model that would work for its foundation. One possibility would be a hybridized high-performance coupe similar to the BMW i8.
If this idea comes to fruition, the BMW i and M divisions could potentially work together to make sure the new hybrid model would also work for a hypercar design.
“They can remain distinct entities because i does not stand for electrification… both of our companies use electric powertrains,” Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M, said during an interview with Motoring. “This doesn’t mean a conflict, because M will always stand for performance… i will stand for innovation, incubation of new technology, autonomous driving.”
If this joint design comes to fruition, we might see a hybrid hypercar design around 2023. It could have a total system output in excess of 700 horsepower and a starting price over $150,000.
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