BMW i8 M Will Not See the Light of Day

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We guess we're speaking on everyone's behalf when we say that the most anticipated car from BMW this year is the i8. Yeah, we know, we're also excited about the new M3 and M4 but this hybrid sports car will take the cake.
The low-flung 2+2 will have Gullwing doors, a ultralight chassis and a lot of power sent to all wheels. Actually, the i8 will be fitted with what some call 'black box' that will allow you to send power either to the front wheels, the rear wheels or all four of them.

That's ingenious and will also mark one of the first, partial, front wheel drive BMWs. The i8 will have more than enough power for its 1,450 kg (3,196 lb) weight, thanks to an electric motor and a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter petrol turbocharged one.

While some scoff at the little 3-cylinder unit, the 230 HP it will produce make it a very serious and potent engine that will probably be used on many future vehicles from BMW.

According to CAR Magazine, BMW even wanted to offer a strong reply to those who believed that the i8 will lack power and come up with an M version. The i8 M was supposed to be powered by a V8 engine (probably the S63) and would've blown your minds away. However, BMW decided to drop the supercar project and went for the hybrid, mellowed down version.

In case BMW will ever decide to release such a supercar, its most likely to be the M8, a car rumored to be launched in 2017, on BMW's 100th birthday. That would really be a sight for sore eyes. Keep your fingers crossed!

Via: Car Magazine
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