2024 BMW i8 M Development Is Underway

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2024 BMW i8 M

The development of the upcoming 2024 BMW i8 M is underway. From the latest reports, the new model should represent a significant performance improvement over the current model.

Some of the renderings are available and we must be honest, i8 M is looking attractive and futuristic. Unlike the regular model, the i8 M besides more aggressive styling will also introduce a better and sporty cabin. However, like the i8 version, the M will be powered by the same plug-in hybrid powertrain.

2024 BMW i8 M side

2024 BMW i8 M Design

Like the recently showed BMW Vision M Next concept car, the new 2024 BMW i8 M emphases the same attractive body lines. Generally, we like this design that keeps the same silhouette as the regular one. The excitement can be felt just looking at this mighty car. Design is futuristic and the body of this sports car is ultra-low, streamlined, and sleekly sculpted.

The new model will be available in two configuration Coupe and Roadster. Moreover, both models will share the same wide and low stance and uniquely styled laser headlights. BMW’s stylized V-shaped cooling hood vent and stabilizing split rear wing are also present.

Interior Details

Inside, this excellent sporty car will look even more futuristic. At first glance, we can see that the manufacturer used never seen before techs and dash. The infotainment system and all important information can be found above the stylish steering wheel. Like the Audi with its virtual cockpit, the new BMW is using some sort of transparent display that looks awesome. We cannot wait to see this model in the final stage.

Otherwise, there’s more standard equipment than in the regular model. From what we heard, the new M will including a 360-degree camera system that provides a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle’s surroundings and a pre-collision system. Also, expect many new driver aids in this model.

2024 BMW i8 M cabin

2024 BMW i8 M Under the Hood

Like the regular i8, the M model will use the same plug-in hybrid system. This means M version will be powered by an electric motor mounted to front wheels and a mid-mounted turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine and electric motor for the rear wheels. According to the company, this system will deliver a total combined output of 591 horsepower.

Moreover, compared to the current regular model, this is a huge improvement. The current i8 with the same engine can develop 369-hp output. Generally, thanks to this powerful combination, i8 M is ready to compete with rivals such as the Acura NSX, Lexus LC500h, and Polestar 1.

Release Date and Price

The new 2024 BMW i8 M will definitively shake all markets around the globe with its release. Thanks to its attractive design and powerful engine, the upcoming i8 M will compete with many cars in the same segment. According to the manufacturer, this model will be available in configurations as the Coupe and Roadster.

The release date of both models is predicted to be sometime in 2023 as a 2024 model. Pricing is also revealed and Coupe version will cost around $160,000, while the Roadster starts at $180,000.

Source: caranddriver.com

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