2024 BMW I8 M – New Hybrid High-Performance Supercar

The upcoming 2024 BMW i8 M hybrid supercar is a striking two-door performance coupe that breaks the BMW mold with its sharp, uncompromising sleekness.

Preview by Veeno Dewan.

 “Incredibly power output for the combined engine, battery, and electric motor is 591 horsepower, according to BMW. Far more than the previous i8’s 369-hp output. This up-rated powertrain will help the i8 M compete with hybrid rivals’ sports cars such as the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray, Acura NSX, Lexus LC500h, and Polestar 1.”

The upcoming 2024 BMW i8 M hybrid supercar is a striking two-door performance coupe that breaks the BMW mold with its sharp, uncompromising sleekness. It is as sensual as anything from the Italian supercar manufacturers (Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati), with a stealth jet fighter profile and an aerodynamic sculpted and streamlined body. Available as a roadster convertible later, the I8 screams performance and speed from every crease, angle, duct, and sleekly rendered body panel. 

The BMW has stacked the front lights uniquely and retained a trademark vestigial Hofmeister kink. (The slight upward curve of the door panel into the rear window frame as seen on all BMWs.) There are dramatic flying buttresses over the rear. Oversized air intakes and carbon fiber strakes add to the flair. BMW press photos show the i8 M in single-color paint and eye-catching two-tone versions. The 20-inch bi-color light-alloy wheels and a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic roof complete the visual look. 

At just 50.8 inches tall and 184.9 inches long, the i8 is low and broad, While the 4.6-inch ground clearance adds menace to the car. Finally, the iconic gullwing doors are not just for show but aid in getting in and out of a very low car and add a touch of elegance. It looks expensive and, trust me, will be rare. The i8 is a portal into the future direction of BMW’s electric hybrid car portfolio, emphasizing performance, engineering, and exceptional driving experience.

The 2024 BMW i8 M has a 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline paired with two electric motors. However, the relatively small displacement engine is a highly tuned, meticulously engineered unit that will drive the rear wheels. At the same time, the electric motor will operate both the rear and front wheels via sophisticated computer systems such as the Lexus LC500h and the new Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray, Acura NSX, Lexus LC500h, and Polestar 1. To speed is said to be over 300kph.

In terms of the All-Electric driving range, this is projected at more than 100km before the gasoline engine starts. This is an improvement over the current model, which comes with a range of 30km. The enhanced battery capacity with its extended electric-only driving range makes the i8 M a practical choice for daily commutes and city driving. Electric charging will be as quick as its contemporaries with level 2 and 3 charging technology built in. 

As well as a sophisticated hybrid powertrain, the i8 will also feature BMW’s commitment to cutting-edge technology with an advanced lightweight construction with heavy use of carbon fiber, composite plastics, aluminum, and a fastidious attention to reducing weight drag and emphasizing the hybrid power train’s efficiency.

The details extend to cabin technology with an infotainment system seamlessly integrating with smartphones and enhanced instant connections to digital devices. The intuitive interface allows for effortless navigation and access to various innovative features, such as voice control, wireless charging, and advanced driver-assistance systems. Interior elements include state-of-the-art digital, multipole digital screens, instrumentation, Head Up Displays, and advanced adaptive steering wheel technology. BMW’s “Boost Pod” infotainment system consists of several glass screens and a head-up display to provide the driver access to car-related information and on-board entertainment features. The cockpit will be well equipped with the latest lightweight details, superb sports seats, and high-quality materials and textiles. Plus, every power convenience. A front storage “frunk is also envisaged. The production version of the 2024 i8 may change in terms of its specifications for the showroom with modifications and slight changes. However, this will be a painfully expensive sports car, with this price expected to start at US$180,000, although this may change. Canadian pricing is yet to be announced, and availability is limited.