BMW will not give up the engine for another 30 yearsJanuary 12, 2020
The German automaker does not intend to abandon the classic engines for about 30 years.
Electric cars are gaining more and more popularity, but BMW is not going to abandon the classic ICE yet. The German automaker believes that the transition to electric traction will take about 20-30 years.
The first electric BMW model will be the iX3 crossover. While the German automaker is in no hurry to completely abandon the internal combustion engine in favor of electric cars. Representatives of the company are sure that the last car with a classic power plant will go off the assembly line no earlier than in 20-30 years.
The head of the research and development department of the BMW brand, Klaus Fröhlich, in an interview with Automotive News Europe, said that diesel units will be produced for another 20 years, and gasoline units for about 30 years.
Soon, BMW will abandon the three-cylinder engine, a diesel with four turbines, as well as the high-performance V12. In 2021, the German company intends to introduce a new CLAR platform, which will focus on hybrid cars with an electric motor and battery, providing a range of about 120 km.
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