Initial informations regarding the car are however a bit disappointing

BMW is one of the most respected and recognizable sport cars around, especially within BMW portfolio. Even years after being presented it still draws attention because of its shape but also due to the fact, that it was one of the first hybrid sport cars one the market, making it also one of the most advanced. And with electric drive trains being more and more advanced, quite a few people were expecting for the next generation to go fully electric.

This, however, is unlikely to happen. Five years after car’s premiere on Frankfurt car show, BMW is already developing second generation of the car, which is going to be, according to BMW blog more powerful and will offer more torque – with no thanks to electric engine. Instead, the car might actually get a bigger, two-liter, four-cylinder petrol engine with some 221 kilowatts – current one has a capacity of only 1,5 liters and 3 cylinders.

Total output of the car is thus expected to be around 331 kilowatts. On one hand that is a high number, but then again not that much really, given the fact, how the car looks and how much does it cost. It is also a bit disappointing to hear no news regarding the possible upgrade of electric motor, given the fact, that car – also manufacturers of supercars – industry is more and more focusing towards hybrid cars. If mention information will thus prove to be true, this is definitely a step backward for BMW.

Aug. 11, 2018 Driving photo: BMW

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