BMW M1 Successor May Bow in 2016

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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[Source: Automobilwoche]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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