Porshe got the 918 hybrid supercar and Mercedes will also soon have the SLS Hybrid supercar, so BMW is planning its own super hybrid supercar. Rumor has that BMW is developing its own M8 hybrid supercar, which is based on the Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept.
To accomplish the hybrid configuration, BMW swaps out the diesel engine used in the concept for a plug-in hybrid setup along with a 507-hp 5.0L engine used in the current M5 and M6. The gasoline engine is paired with two electric motors that are mounted at the front and back axles, which translate into the combined power of 600 horsepower for the Hybrid M8.
With this much power and torque, the BMW Hybrid M8 is able to sprint from 0-62 mph in just 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph. Only only it goes really fast, it also yields excellent fuel consumption for a sports car; with a combined fuel-economy of ranging between 50 mpg to 60 mpg. When the BWM Hybrid M8 runs on electric alone, its lithium-ion battery provides enough juice to last up to a total of 31 miles on a full charge.
It is expected BMW will mass produce the Hybrid M8 by the fall of 2013 to counter the Porshe 918 Hybrid and Mercedes-Benz SLS Hybrid.