BMW is currently working on a sequel to the plug-in hybrid 2023 BMW i8 sport vehicle, which was disappointing in its own right. The 2019 BMW Vision M Next concept car showed off the new replacement, which we have decided to call the i8 M.
It will be more focused on performance than the predecessor. The retro M1-inspired design could set the Bimmer world ablaze. It might even have rear louvers.
This supercar will follow the example of the i8 and have an electrified front end. It will also combine a turbocharged gasoline engine with an electric motor at the rear. Here, you will find an inline-4 instead of the i8’s inline-3. Between charges, the battery can provide at least 60 miles of EV driving. The combined output of the battery will be around 600 ponies. This should allay any concerns regarding the i8 M’s motor(s), to go with its M1 look.
Reports suggested that there would no more carbon-bodied BMWs after BMW had sold its majority of its Washington carbon-fiber plant interests. These reports seem to be incorrect, so we’re not surprised. The concept showcases unpainted composite sills, trim and hints at an evolution of the i8’s carbon-fiber tub. BMW might add some structural metal to the mix, however.
Today, however, the i8 was saved less than a decade after its original release. Perhaps because of other rivals with comparable features and better performance.
The rumor mill has been buzzing about the revival of BMW’s i8. Car and Driver confirmed that the 600-horsepower M-inspired i8 would be available in BMW’s lineup by 2023.
BMW had sold its majority of the Washington carbon fiber plant’s interest. Reports indicated that there would no more carbon-bodied BMWs. The report seems false, we suspect.
As the concept features untrimmed and pacated composite sills, the evolution of the i8 carbon fiber tub seems inevitable. BMW can add some structural metals to the mix, however.
The i8 M will compete with hybrid sports cars like the Acura NSX or Polestar 1 and nonhybrids like the Porsche 911 Turbo thanks to its increased power and more emphasis on driving enjoyment. BMW could mount low-rolling-resistance rubber on this one, too, as it did with the i8, but we’re pretty confident the company has learned that lesson.
Although we won’t be able to see the production version of the BMW i8 M until 2023, you should start saving right away. The 2023 BMW i8 prices should starting at least $160,000