BMW M1 Successor May Bow in 2016

BMW M1 Successor May Bow in 2016
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Almost becoming a yearly event, rumors of a successor to the BMW M1 have surfaced yet again, this time with reports that the German automaker plans to revive the model in 2016.

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.

GALLERY: BMW M1 Hommage Concept

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[Source: Automobilwoche]