Report: The BMW supercar rumor comes back, could be slated for 2016

2008 BMW M1 Homage Concept

It’s been widely recognized that BMW’s M-Division has denied rumors about a BMW “supercar” a la M1 successor, taking after the original mid-engined Italian-German concoction in the 1970s. We even heard directly from the lion’s mouth that BMW had no interest in producing a supercar anytime soon for various reasons. And considering their latest big sustainability projects with the BMW i cars, it was clear to see where they were investing.

But of course, due to market changes and long-term planning and prediction, things are never set in stone. For all we know, BMW could actually decide to get the fire going again and produce an M1 successor some time in the future. And that’s what just rolled out in the rumormill recently from Europe.

Auto Bild recently reported that BMW could be preparing for an actual supercar for the 2016 model year. Details such as, it will feature a lightweight body that is constructed from aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and plastic, and will weigh around 2,800lbs, have been discovered.

Additionally, the report also said that power would be provided by a turbocharged V8 good for around 600-650hp. The price, is also expected to be steep at €250,000 or $316,925.

With such specific details, BMW may be in fact working on a new supercar, and it’s properly about time!

And just to add some thought, there is plenty that BMW has potentially learned from producing cars like the BMW i8. In a sense, it’s plausible that BMW had decided to produce an automobile like the i8 so that they could transcend that car’s technology into its other cars in the future.

But then again, these are just rumors so I won’t get too ahead of myself. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see how this rumor unfolds as time goes by.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: Automobilwoche.de (if you know German) via WorldCarFans


95 350 L Polaris 92-96 Front Wheel Hub w Rotor #2 NICE OEM 350L 4X4 T1 picture
95 350 L Polaris 92-96 Front Wheel Hub w Rotor #2 NICE OEM 350L 4X4 T1
96 Polaris Scrambler 400 4X4  Front Left & Right Brake Rotors  NICE  OEM T1 picture
96 Polaris Scrambler 400 4X4 Front Left & Right Brake Rotors NICE OEM T1
07 Yamaha Raptor YFM 700R SE Front Brake Rotor Guards w Bolts NICE 700 R OEM T3 picture
07 Yamaha Raptor YFM 700R SE Front Brake Rotor Guards w Bolts NICE 700 R OEM T3
1981 Kawasaki KZ 750 H  Fly Wheel w Bolt Rotor Magneto NICE OEM LTD KZ750 picture
1981 Kawasaki KZ 750 H Fly Wheel w Bolt Rotor Magneto NICE OEM LTD KZ750
TOYOTA OEM Rear Brake-Rotor 4243160201 picture
TOYOTA OEM Rear Brake-Rotor 4243160201