. is is an oxymoron? A contradiction in terms? Not so, according to BMW
, which is currently working on just such a machine. Still in its early stages, the Bavarian vehicle is not expected to hit the market until 2012 or so and will reportedly be based on the M1 Homage
concept that the automaker showed just a while back. That wedge-shaped supercar will be moved by a 3.0-liter inline six cylinder engine that should receive direct injection to go along with its twin turbochargers. A version of this engine is already powering models from BMW that end in 35i and it puts out over 300-horsepower in its current state of tune. We'd expect more than that from the supercar version, and rumors
also indicate that Efficient Dynamics will be adding stop/start, regenerative braking and possibly even a road-going version of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System
that is current being refined for Formula 1 use starting next year. Fuel economy, emissions and carbon output should match that of the firm's 5 Series midsize sedan.