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    • 650 horsepower BMW "M8" supercar back on the table for 2016 to honor BMW's 100 year anniverssary? Maybe? Maybe not?

      Well the BMW supercar rumor is swirling around again this time being perpetuated by Car and Driver who apparently is bored. People love this topic though so it will be addressed but it is kind of lame to see Car and Driver report an M8 supercar is coming for 2016 without any official confirmation. They even state in their own report it might not show up at all, "BMW boss Norbert Reithofer is not a fan of this car, but the head of BMW M GmbH, Friedrich Nitschke, is. The top boss could cancel the project at the last minute."

      Well that's some strong automotive journalism there Car and Driver. So the head of M wants a supercar based on the i8 and the head of BMW does not think it fits the direction of the company (electrics, hybrids, hippie green marketing crap) showing just how far off course the company is now from building drivers cars.

      If BMW needs to be talked into building a successor to the M1 there is no hope. If the head of M can't even get a successor built to the very first production M car (and that's with BMW's 100 year anniversary is coming up in 2016) yet a $150+k hybrid gets the green light there is something seriously wrong at BMW these days.

      If it does come, expect it to have a modified 4.4 liter S63 V8 motor with an output of 650 horsepower and a hefty price tag. That's absolutely fine with us but somebody please find out what happened to BMW's balls. Build the damn thing and show a little backbone, what the hell is wrong you BMW?


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      1. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        Please do it!!
      1. Forcefed's Avatar
        Forcefed -
        doubtful but hopeful.
      1. Adrenacide's Avatar
        Adrenacide -
        With everything that's been happening with BMW in the new, I really doubt they'll build this.

        It's disappointing.
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        love the car I CANT AFFORD, but those wheels uughh cant seem to get use to them!!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Puerto Rican 335d Click here to enlarge
        love the car I CANT AFFORD, but those wheels uughh cant seem to get use to them!!
        That's just a concept the real thing will be way different providing it comes. It has to come IMO for BMW to repair its image.
      1. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        That's just a concept the real thing will be way different providing it comes. It has to come IMO for BMW to repair its image.
        My words exactly. Or an M1 revival.
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        I can't believe there is even a discussion about this. As long as BMW is happy to stick lightly modified versions of its normal engines into M cars, they already have the S63tü, 7 speed M-DCT, and the carbon fiber chassis from the i8. Just throw them together and call it a day. Cynicism aside, I would love to see this done properly with a new motor but honestly its competition will be the R8 and Mercedes SLS so a 600-650hp version of the S63 in a light weight carbon fiber chassis is more than enough.
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        STICKY Im with u they HAVE to do it to compete But as of lately BMW has become a BIATCH to do projects like this, if I had the monies of course id buy it but since I dont. I would love to see a fellow bimmer richer than i am get it, and stomp some ass and get some, Imagine yourself rolling slow down the streets, this car is a G STRING puller, instead of PIMP my ride Id be pimping biatches asses!!! LOL