If you were holding out hope for a BMW i8 M, prepare to be disappointed as BMW's Head of Technology Communications, Cypselus von Frakenberg, has revealed the automaker will keep their two sub-brands separate.

If you were holding out hope for a BMW i8 M, prepare to be disappointed as BMW's Head of Technology Communications, Cypselus von Frakenberg, has revealed the automaker will keep their two sub-brands separate.

Speaking to Car Advice on the sidelines of the Frankfurt Motor Show, von Frakenberg said “I don’t think that it would make sense to mix these two sub-brands in one car." He added that a joint-model isn't necessary and there will be "no M i-car in the future."

His sentiments were echoed by BMW M's Head of Product Management, Carsten Pries, who told the publication “It’s two different operations, there’s no fluctuation from BMW M to BMW i or any big transfers going the other way."

While we can't expect an i8 M, Pries also downplayed the possibility of an M1 successor by saying "From a model portfolio point of view, from a strategic perspective, you have to wonder how many super sports cars you need."