The German based automaker BMW is currently planning to introduce a new M1 sports car, which will use the technology currently found on the i8.
BMW is currently planning to introduce an M1 over the next few years which will expand the company’s “green” vehicle lineup as it is believed to use the same technology currently found on the i8. The model in question will, however, be more powerful than the current i8 as it is believed to get a retuned version of the 4.4 liter TwinPower Turbo V8 which, along with some enhancements, it will allow it to produce between 600 HP and 650 HP.
Judging by its impressive output, the BMW M1 will be more of a supercar than a sports car and it will probably become a rival for models such as the newly unveiled Lamborghini Huracan, the Ferrari 458 Italia or the McLaren 650S. More details on the upcoming BMW M1 are limited for the moment but we do know that the current i8 is getting a total of 357 HP (266 kW) and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque from a 1.5 liter three-cylinder engine and a hybrid synchronous motor, so getting the output mentioned above on the M1 from a V8 engine is not that difficult.
Source: Car Advice