A sharp wedge-shaped nose, an engine placed in a less than convenient place, tires made from rubber only found in the deep dark caverns of planet Pirelli, this is what is missing from the BMW model range today. However, it appears there are plans to change all that. In fact, board member Klaus Fröhlich recently told Autocar that as the i8 production will come to an end in the coming years, there are plans for an indirect replacement to the disappointing hybrid sports car. He said that the new supercar would aim to compete with cars such as the McLaren 570s thanks to lightweight materials and electrification: “If you look at the supercars – the McLarens, the Ferraris – beyond 2020, they will be all partially electric.” The Bavarian company have learned about these components they want to include in their representation of the modern-day supercar thanks to the i8 model.
Hopefully then, the days of BMW only making power crazy saloon cars are over and we can look forward to a plug-in hybrid supercar sporting a BMW badge in years to come.