The upcoming automobiles will either be wholly electric or gas-powered, but not both.
As BMW continues to grow its selection of electrified vehicles, the future of the M3 and M4 appears to be in limbo. The performance cars, which are expected to debut in 2027 or 2028, may still use petrol or switch entirely to electricity.
BMW’s development manager
Frank Weber suggested that the upcoming M3 might go electrified as early as 2022. The global head of the M division, Frank van Meel, addressed the automaker’s position in a recent interview with Drive. He suggested that EV-only versions of the M3 and M4 are a possibility, but only if they demonstrated that they were noticeably superior to the previous generation.
Van Meel asserts that Each new generation of M vehicles must perform better than the one before it. The upcoming M3 and M4 will be electric if BMW is successful in achieving its performance goals for the new M vehicles with an electric-only powertrain. If not, internal combustion engines will continue to power the vehicles. The logic is simple, he claimed. Of course, we’re attempting to achieve that using only electricity.
BMW gasoline-powered and electric models sell ?
When asked if BMW will sell both gasoline-powered and electric models, including the prospect of a hybrid electric vehicle, van Meel quickly dismissed any proposal. He stated that BMW would like to employ only one powertrain and that he didn’t think any of the three possibilities were practical.
The 3.0 litre twin-turbocharged inline-6 that powers the current BMW M3 and M4 Competition xDrive models has a 503 horsepower output. Performance statistics include a top speed of 180 mph and a 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of 2.8 seconds. The current BMW i4 has a top speed cap of 127 mph and completes a 0 to 60 mph run in 3.7 seconds. We believed the i4 M50 had a lot to offer in our evaluation.attempting it. However, an electric successor would need to step up its game to compete with the existing M3 and M4.
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The 4 Series, 5 Series, and 7 Series are just a few of the BMW models that are available with combustion or electric engines. The carmaker has apparently trademarked 48 new names to change their naming convention and is also removing the “i” from the end of the names of gasoline-powered vehicles in order to distinguish the models.