M8 New Hybrid Sports Car From BMW

According to the German magazine Autozeitung, BMW is planning an ‘extreme super sports car’ with hybrid drive and 600hp. The technical basis is ready, but the developers are waiting for the green light from management. The new supercar is expected to be revealed by the spring of 2013.

The new model, rumoured to be called the M8, will be based on the Vision EfficientDynamics concept unveiled at the IAA 2009. Compared to the concept, the upcoming car will be five inches longer, 1.24 meters high, 1.90 meters wide, and will feature a 2+2 configuration.

The hybrid combination consists of a V10 engine from the current M5 and two electric engines; one at the front and one at the back. The first electric motor will deliver 80-115hp and the back one will deliver more than 50hp.

An all-new aluminum chassis, carbon fiber bodywork, fine Kevlar bucket seats, and several magnesium and plastic parts will be developed to ensure that the M8 will weigh just under 1500 kilograms. A sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds should be possible. Top speed shall exceed 300km/h.

Pricing is expected to be around € 150,000.

[Via TopSpeed]

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  1. come on 2013?And only 600hp.Is it great that it will exceed 300kmh?Hybrid M8?Please give me a brake!First they ruin the great M1s supercar name by launching the series 1 M and now killing a legend?The BMW fans decrease by day with this crap while the Ferrari, Merc and Porsche get new by the hour.Next thing we will know will be a totally hybrid M3!!!

  2. People who buy cars that are this expensive don’t care about hybrid technology. It’s more about the speed, sound, and looks of the car and the joy while driving it. There is no point in making hybrid supercars since so few people can afford them in the first place.


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