The on-again, off-again BMW M1 supercar is back on the agenda and could be launched in 2016. That would allow BMW’s new i8 eco-supercar enough time to establish itself following its 2014 release.
Although, don’t be surprised if BMW keeps the historic M1 badge shelved and starts a new tradition with an M10 badge.
According to a report from Auto Bild the 21st century M1 will use a combination of aluminum, magnesium, titanium and plastic to construct a lightweight body. A final weight of 1250kg could be on the cards.
Early predictions for the engine suggest a turbocharged V8 with 600–650PS (440–480kW). It should be very bloody quick, then. A top speed of 330km/h has been mentioned, and you’d expect a mid 3 second run for a 100km/h sprint.
Hopefully it looks as spectacular as the stunning M1 Hommage, which did the motor show circuit back in 2008–09.