BMW will not develop a new hybrid supercarMay 3, 2020
The BMW Vision M Next concept will not become a production model
The Vision M Next project, which was implied by German engineers as the heir to the i8 hybrid and the M1 supercar, was decided to freeze.
Last year’s BMW Vision M Next concept was a supercar with a hybrid powerplant, which was supposed to replace the i8 hybrid model, and also acted as the successor to the M1 sports car produced by the Bavarians from 1978 to 1981. However, BMW ended up developing a new hybrid supercar. According to insiders, the project was frozen immediately for several reasons.
The company management considers the production of such a car too risky – the forecasted volume of sales is unlikely to cover the costs of developing a supercar. Also, the coronavirus pandemic inevitably made adjustments to the plans of all automakers, forcing them to save money in such difficult conditions.
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