Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development, reportedly wants a super car. According to the Australian publication Motoring, Fröhlich says he dreams of developing one during his lifetime. Remember BMW really only ever produced one super car, and that was the exceptional M1 from back in 1978. Of course it may be argued that plenty of BMWs over the years have exhibited certainly characteristics of super cars, but none can be classified fully as one. Not in the way an Audi R8 or Mercedes-AMG GT can for example.


The Development chief reckons the basis for such a car could easily be the i8, which already has a carbon fibre chassis. This would be ideal as the material is both lightweight and strong, two things a proper super car should be among others. That car would have to produce at least 450kW to start off with, and weigh less than two tonnes. The i8 itself – although highly exotic – is not modern super car material because it is nowhere near powerful enough (only 275kW) and subsequently not quick enough (0 – 100km/h in 4.4 seconds). Unfortunately it does not look like he will have his wish, because a BMW super car is currently deemed not profitable by his fellow management members.

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