For years folks have been questioning whether or not one other supercar will ever be constructed by BMW to correctly step into the footsteps of the unique BMW M1. The identical query has been going round followers’ heads relating to the potential of seeing a BMW M8 develop into actuality for a while now. Because the latter state of affairs appears to be on its method to turning into actuality, some have questioned if perhaps BMW modified its stance on the potential of reviving the M1 badge as effectively.
Sadly for these wanting a rival for the Audi R8 or the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GT R, that’s not going to occur anytime quickly, in line with Frank van Meele, the pinnacle of the BMW M division. At a press convention held in Frankfurt, he identified that it makes extra sense for the model to launch a extra various vary of M vehicles for extra potential clients fairly than make investments lots of its cash to deliver out a limited-run mannequin that just a few clients might get pleasure from.
“We are attempting to make vehicles for patrons, and attempting to achieve as many purchasers as potential – however to construct a automotive for 200 folks wouldn’t be our important goal,” Van Meel stated. “In fact, it’s a dream for each engineer to do such a factor, we’re at all times dreaming about one thing like that. However, to be sincere, as a substitute of getting one flagship, we’d fairly have an armada of quick vessels to assault a broader vary of potential buyer teams,” he added.
When requested whether or not BMW might even construct a supercar and if the corporate has the know-how and know-how to take action, van Meele stated, “Sure, it could possibly be potential sure, as a result of we do have the engineering energy – however for those who take a look at the custom of M, we got here from being the primary firm to take a collection manufacturing automotive and making a high-performance automotive out of that, and it was copied by lots of different corporations, additionally AMG,”.
The chief of the M division additionally claimed that the model he’s operating doesn’t must show something anymore because it has carried out so through the years whereas additionally admitting supercar would undoubtedly be a dream come true for some engineers however that there’s no precise must construct one: “I believe additionally M is the final word driving machine, and I don’t want one thing to clarify that we actually are the final word driving machine. We’ve the M2 to the X6 M to say that – I don’t want a halo automotive to deliver out the message. I don’t really feel the necessity to have a halo automotive. I want to make one personally, as a result of it’s enjoyable to do, however we don’t have the need.”