As we learned in the past, the supercar would be built with a lightweight body featuring plenty of aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and plastic. Rumor has it that BMW is targeting a weight of around 2,756 lbs. With such a lightweight body, the company plans to mate it to a turbocharged V8 powerplant with anywhere from 592- to 641-hp. Undoubtedly this would make for one ultimate driving machine.
And as is the style of all supercars these days, BMW would employ an engine start/stop system and brake energy regeneration to maximize fuel efficiency – however you can with a supercar.
Adding fuel to the fire, the M1 successor could be priced upwards of $300,000. Official word from BMW will not likely come anytime soon on an M1 successor, but it’s apparent that it is on the table as a possibility.
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