The BMW M Next hybrid is a 21st Century M1 supercar that can drive by itself. BMW’s next supercar will have a retro-futuristic appearance.
The BMW M Next concept will give us a sneak peek of an upcoming plug-in hybrid sports car that combines modern styling with features from the brand’s M1 of the 1970s. Its front end, profile, and lowered rear window all inspired by the legendary BMW M1.
The BMW M Next will unveil a successor to the current i8, complete with comparable scissor doors, and is equipped with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine and two electric motors with a total output of 591 HP.
BMW announces the carbon-fiber constructed coupe will be able to go zero to 60 mph in 3 seconds and reach a top speed of 186 MPH while allowing up to 62 miles of all-electric range, a huge jump from the i8’s 18-mile rating.
It will also have the capability to drive itself in Ease mode, while Boost mode is for when you want to take the spin the tires-style butterfly-grip steering “wheel” and have some fun.
As for the latest M5 sports sedan, the BMW M Next can be changed from all wheel drive to rear wheel drive to give a more inspiring dynamic experience as a new gyroscope-equipped cup holder keeps your drink from spilling as the car turns.
Production plans for the BMW M Next have not been announced, however BMW head of development Klaus Frohlich said “we deliver on what we promise,” according to Autocar.Categories: Auto News, Blog