BMW working on green supercar for 2012 based on M1 Hommage

According to a senior company official that spoke with AutoCar, BMW is planning “a breakthrough green supercar” by the end of 2012. Now we’re not sure if this different from the production CS Concept that we’ve been hearing about but the car is said to rival the Audi R8 and upcoming Mercedes-Benz Gullwing SLC.

BMW’s Efficient Dynamics division will enable fuel-saving technology with direct-injection, brake energy regeneration and stop-start. Insiders say the car is a “puristic two-seater that draws on all the latest BMW technology and lightweight build processes.”

The BMW green supercar will carry supercar performance with fuel-consumption and CO2 levels that of the mid-range 5-Series. Power will come from an uprated version of the company’s 3.0L 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine. A source close to the project says that the new car will be influenced by the M1 Hommage concept.

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Source: AutoCar