The 2024 BMW i8 M is set for a return following the same theme as the BMW i8 with a PHEV powertrain making 600 hp like M powered cars and many BMW M Performance Parts on the interior and exterior.
The 2024 BMW i8 M will be released in 2023 and will go on sale later that year with an expected price range of $165,000 to $180,000.
That said, BMW has been working on a successor for the i8 called the i8 M, yes, which means it will have M performance parts as part of its exterior and interior elements.
Like the BMW i8, the 2024 BMW i8 M will feature a mid-engined car’s structure but will feature design cues from the BMW Vision M Next concept and also possibly the iconic BMW M1, which did feature louvers on the rear windshield, we do expect a roadster version to be available after the coupe.
The 2024 BMW i8 M—or whatever BMW decides to call its next-generation hybrid sports car—will be all-new for the 2024 model year. We expect to find out more as we get closer to the car’s on-sale date, which is predicted to be sometime in 2023 as a 2024 model.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The 2024 BMW i8 M’s plug-in hybrid powertrain is anticipated to follow the same basic setup as the current i8, which means an electric motor driving the front wheels and a mid-mounted gasoline engine and electric motor for the rear wheels.
In lieu of the i8’s turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder gas engine, BMW has said the new car will offer a turbocharged four-cylinder; the company also claims a total system output—gas and electric power combined—of 591 horsepower, which is far more than the i8’s 369-hp output.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA has not tested the 2024 BMW i8 M or released estimates for its fuel consumption—which is not surprising since the car doesn’t exist yet.
In addition to improving the electric driving range, we’re expecting the 2024 BMW i8 M to offer slightly better fuel economy ratings than the current i8, despite an anticipated improvement in acceleration and driving performance. For more information about the 2024 BMW i8 M’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Little is known about the 2024 BMW i8 M‘s cabin so far, but we are hoping BMW addresses the i8’s difficult ingress and egress by equipping the new car with front-hinged doors and a lower side sill to make the interior more easily accessible.
Like the current car, the i8 M will be BMW’s playground for future styling and should feature unique materials, cutting-edge features, and eye-popping designs. Storage and cargo capacity will likely remain limited, but a front trunk (or “frunk”) may make an appearance to provide additional luggage space.
Infotainment and Connectivity
A lot can change in the world of in-car infotainment in three-plus years, so details about what might be offered in the 2024 BMW i8 M are anyone’s guess.
In the Vision M Next concept, BMW showed off a futuristic take on infotainment that the company calls the Boost Pod; it consists of several glass screens and a head-up display to provide the driver access to car-related information and on-board entertainment features.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features