a car parked on the side of a road: 2019 BMW i8 Roadster rear three quarter in motion© Motor Trend Staff 2019 BMW i8 Roadster rear three quarter in motionBMW may have updated the i8 coupe and added the i8 Roadster to its lineup, but from what we’ve heard, BMW doesn’t have plans for a second generation of its high-performance hybrid. In fact, both the i3 and i8 are likely on the chopping block. But that doesn’t mean BMW’s getting out of the mid-engine game altogether. It may be readying a true hybrid supercar.

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Autocar reports that instead of directly replacing the i8, BMW will likely aim even higher and introduce a true hybrid supercar. And while BMW has yet to publicly comment on its rumored plans to build an Acura NSX competitor, it sounds like at least one executive is already on board. In a recent conversation with AutocarKlaus Frohlich, BMW’s head of product development, spoke openly about the potential for a hybrid supercar.

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