BMW M will use electrification widely for its modelsMarch 11, 2019
The Bavarian company BMW has confirmed that its sports division M Performance will work closely with the guys from BMW i. The latter is engaged in the creation of hybrid and all-electric cars.
As part of an interview with Auto Express at the Geneva Motor Show, the current boss of the BMW i unit, Robert Irlingre, said adding electrification to the high-performance M-family models will make them even faster.
“In the BMW M model range, you will see electrified cars. We are negotiating with all other brands and sub-brands of the BMW Group, such as Rolls-Royce and MINI, so that their models get electrified. We are working with them right now. ”
“There are several real benefits from using hybrid powerplants in high-performance cars. You get instant torque, which can give you just fantastic acceleration – the internal combustion engine can not give you that. We will extend these benefits to entire brands in a certain way, ”said Irlinger.
While Mr. Irlinger did not say which BMW M model will be electrified first (get a hybrid engine), it can be assumed that they will be the next generation M3 and M4. These two new models are designed to keep the same 3.0-liter 6-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine from previous generation models. Adding a small electric motor will help raise power to the 500 hp mark, more than enough to compete with the “charged” Mercedes-AMG C63.
Meanwhile, the Bavarian company BMW introduced a hybrid cross X3 with a flow rate of 2.4 liters.
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