Lovers of BMW sports loved think the i8 could give rise to a “M-ized” version. At the Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW officials have indicated that there would be nothing and branch ‘i’ is not entitled to associate with the business ‘M’.
BMW has lifted the veil on its final i8. On the occasion, the brand to the propeller clear that there will never be a version of “M” Sharper.
Latest Hybrid Version
So BMW has introduced the sporty i8 hybrid in its version ready for commercialization. The electric range of the German manufacturer is ready, with the backing of the small i3 city.
Information collected during the first launch of the i8 in Frankfurt by journalists Caradvice, no engineer M branch has worked on hybrid sport that belongs to a dedicated branch with its own engineers. But Cypselus von Frakenberg, head of communications technologies at BMW also said it would not exist in the future BMW i8 Mr.
“These are two sub-divisions of the BMW brand, they are separated but there will be no” iM “in the future. M are the high-performance engine and cars opposite you “i” motor cars. That does not go together. I do not think it makes sense to combine these two brands into one self. We have M, we have the BMW i and we, the center mark. I do not think it’s necessary either, one has a specific architecture i8 electric car, it would not make much sense to extrapolate a M. “
On paper, the sporty i8 has something to delight lovers of performance thanks to its hybrid powertrain nearly 400 horses and a highly distinctive style. Obviously, fans were quickly imagined a future version “M” even more powerful.
But BMW i8 clear that this will never be entitled to a version “M” cars of the “i” branch is completely independent from those developed in collaboration with the engineers ‘M’. These would otherwise never have occurred in the development of the i8.
Also according to BMW, only models with an engine may be a variant Motorsport. The cars of the “i” range, therefore never would have such versions.
Carsten Pries confirmed by the product manager at BMW M lyrics that says “if i8 is also a sport, it is above all a different sport. If in M, we had to do a sport, it does not look like a i8 as it would other performance goals and behavior. “
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