BMW could revive the legendary M1 model is based on a hybrid i8
BMW is seriously thinking about returning the name of the legendary M1. So in the future may be called flagship supercar Bavarian automaker. Officially, the company did not confirm, but the head of M Gmbh Friedrich Nitschke still gave a brief comment on the fate of the M1.
Persistent rumors about the revival of the model M1 began to run back in 2008, when he was shown a concept M1 Hommage, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the famous supercar. According to Nitschke, engineers M division has long saw some potential in innovative models of BMW i3 and i8 and now just waiting for a visual signal management of BMW, to get to work with these models.
Despite the fact that the sports i8 created without the participation of specialists units M, M1 revival is associated with the new hybrid supercar. It is possible that the i8 hybrid propulsion system will form the basis of modern versions of M1.
On the other hand, about a year ago it was rumored that the successor will be named M1 and M8 will be born in 2016, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of BMW. According to information received then, the car should get a 4.4-liter V8 rated at about 600-650 hp In this case, the body will be executed in the style of famous ancestor M1, and the mass of the vehicle does not exceed 1300 kg.
BMW M1 was manufactured from 1978 to 1981 and during that time was released with a circulation of 456 copies. It was a mid-engined sports car is driven by in-line petrol “six” in volume of 3,5 liters capacity of 277 hp, which allows the car to accelerate to 100 km / h in 5.6 seconds, and top speed is 260 km / h.
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