With the M Sport division of BMW being revered by many in the industry as a perfect harmony between man and machine, we have to wonder how people will see the latest division of the carmaker, i? M is known to the industry and the public as performance, but currently the public don’t know much about i, although we pretty much know it is for efficiency.
When you look at the exterior design of the BMW i8 it is rather deceiving because it looks like a car perfect for the M division to work their magic. The i8 looks as though it is more performance than anything, but that would be a wrong assumption.
There have already been demands to see a BMW i8 M Sport package, but BMW say the two will not go together because of a clash of interest. The main reason is because of the BMW i8 performance issue because it is just too slow to become an M Sport vehicle.
Having said that, it is much faster than some of the other cars from BMW’s range that has the famous M badge. We are a little confused with this claim from BMW, but we are sure they will enlighten us further into the project.
However, we do understand when they say they do not want to mix either division because they have different goals.
We would certainly like to see what the M division could do with the i8 and to see if they would be able to show the competition just what is capable, but then again we have to remember getting any more speed from the current technology within the i8 will compromise its range.
Maybe i and M should just keep their relationship close, but not too close?