BMW M wants a supercar but development costs are keeping it on hold

Article by Andrew Christian, on October 18, 2014

Since the introduction of the M1 Hommage Concept back in 2008 all BMW fans dreamed of such a supercar but as you may know already the Bavarian manufacturer currently doesn’t offer one. Still, the good news is that BMW wants one and BMW M division boss Carsten Priest admitted that they do want one in order to fight other German supercars such as the Audi R8 or the Mercedes-AMG GT.

The bad news is that such vehicles are hugely expensive to develop and BMW needs to see the overall context. BMW introduced the i8 plug-in hybrid supercar but there is still plenty of room for a more potent petrol-powered supercar.

The BMW i8 had a development cost of 2 billion euros, which means that a new supercar will definitely need to wait a little longer. There are rumors of a more potent supercar based on the i8 and dubbed the i9.

The BMW i9 is seen as the vehicle that will celebrate company’s centenary in 2016. Regarding the M1 Hommage Concept, the vehicle had a positive feedback but unfortunately the project was not approved for production.

Carsten Priest joked with AutoExpress and said that everyone at BMW would be ready to build a future M1, even if they had to do it in their spare time.

Topics: bmw, supercar

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