BMW Hybrid V8 Hypercar Hits The Track For The First Time

BMW Hybrid V8 Hypercar Hits The Track For The First Time



“The decision to run the BMW M Hybrid V8 in the IMSA series from 2023, and the WEC from 2024, is a milestone for the project,” said Franciscus van Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH. “I am very excited to be challenging for overall victory as BMW M Motorsport again at this classic and in the whole World Endurance Championship for the first time in decades. The BMW M Hybrid V8 represents a turning point towards electrification for BMW M. The IMSA series in North America and the WEC, which takes place all over the world, are the perfect platforms, on which to use our prototype to show how exciting electrified BMW M cars will be in the future,” he continued.That last line gives us some hope that we’ll see a more streetable version of the racer’s hybridized V8 in a road car one day. Does anyone remember those hybrid M5 Touring rumors? At the very least, BMW certainly has further plans for the hybrid powerplant in motorsports, according to Andrea Roos, head of BMW M Motorsport.