BMW M plans to present powerful autopilot modelsJune 17, 2019
The sports division of the Bavarian automaker is in full swing working on the development of models with autonomous control systems. Such systems will be in brand new models.
It’s safe to say that the past week was not successful for BMW fans, considering that the Bavarian brand confirmed that the V12 gasoline engine is living its last months, and the creation of a full-fledged supercar is not on the agenda. We are starting this week more positively, as the current BMW M boss Markus Flush shared some juicy details about the possible expansion of the model range of the sports division. He shared this information as part of his interview with Car Sales at the presentation of the “charged” X3 M and X4 M crossovers in New York.
It is reported that at present, BMW M engineers are analyzing the prospects for the production of an autonomous car that does not have a predecessor and that is not based on the existing BMW product.
It becomes even more interesting, because the guys already have something in mind, and this is more than just one car that can join the current lineup of BMW models.
Markus Flash admitted that autonomous BMW M models are currently being researched, and he is believed to be the “driving force” of the project. While there are no other details, since the project is still at an early stage, but a source close to the company itself told the Australian magazine that now the brand’s engineers are choosing several body styles. In addition, they are trying to figure out whether these cars should have internal combustion engines or pure electric powertrains.
Not so long ago, we wrote that BMW confirms that the V12 petrol engine has no future in the company.
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