BMW has simply constructed a supercar in its historical past, however BMW group improvement supervisor Klaus Frohlich is on the lookout for a brand new era M1.
There’s nothing new about hypothesis concerning the successor of the legendary BMW M1. Nonetheless, it is without doubt one of the first occasions that a senior BMW official admitted to having pursued the thought of a supercar.
Talking with the Australian Motoring Authority on the Paris Auto Present, Frohlich mentioned that he continued to assert such a mannequin and felt that he may very well be based mostly on the carbon fiber chassis of the i8.
"I’m a man from the automotive. As soon as in life, I need to make a supercar. I didn’t surrender, "he mentioned.
"I’ve in my pockets a good looking carbon fiber chassis for a sports activities automotive. At present, it’s used within the i8. This automotive was launched in 2014, so I wish to use one thing like this, with much more efficiency, electrical and traditional.
"So it will likely be very quickly within the 600 horsepower space and one thing like that and it’ll not have a weight of two tons," Frohlich revealed.
In keeping with Frohlich, a brand new BMW supercar won’t arrive this decade. As a substitute, he thinks the subsequent window of alternative for such a car might be after the second era i8 launches.
"The chassis is so sturdy, so good and so gentle that I wish to use it for a second era. I work very laborious to get there, "he mentioned.
Regardless of this, Frohlich admitted that it might be tough to persuade BMW administration to provide the inexperienced gentle to such a car as a result of it might be unlikely that it generates a revenue.
In truth, BMW M's director, Frank Van Meel, mentioned 12 months in the past that he didn’t really feel the necessity to make a supercar for a really small group of individuals. He additionally acknowledged that he didn’t suppose the BMW M model wanted a halo car.
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