BMW 5 Series and 7 Series will turn into long-range electric vehiclesFebruary 28, 2020
In the next 2 – 3 years, BMW 5 and 7 of the current generation will receive electric variations. New items may well become very long-range: BMW eDrive technology already makes it possible to build an electric car with autonomy up to 700 km. The Handelsblatt portal informs about this, relying on the source.
According to the agency, the appearance of the electric 7 Series may occur in 2022, and the battery 5 Series will be released a year later. Their assembly will be carried out together with simple cars, preserving gasoline, diesel and hybrid variations in the lineup.
All electrified BMWs will acquire fifth-generation eDrive technology and, depending on battery capacity, will be able to cover distances of up to 700 km on a single charge.
The experimental BMW Power BEV, the 5Series, having 3 electric motors and a battery of 45 kW / h, was presented in 2019. The performance of the power unit was 720 hp. and 1150 Nm of torque, and acceleration time to 100 km / h – less than 3 seconds. At that time, representatives of the corporation reported that the electric car has no prospects of getting into mass production.
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