Electric version of BMW 3 Series sedan spotted in testsJuly 28, 2020
Reporters have discovered a rather unusual prototype of the BMW 3 Series sedan. Apparently, we have before us a fully electric version of the model. The date of the presentation of the novelty is unknown.
The Bavarian brand is continuing its previously announced plan to introduce 12 all-electric BMW models over the next few years. The most technologically sophisticated cut of these electric vehicles will be the iX3 crossover, which was announced earlier this month. The plan also calls for an all-electric version of the new 3 Series, and this series of spy photos shows that development for such a three-note version is in full swing.
Not much is visible in these shots, although the camouflage only covers the front and rear of the prototype, part of the hood and doors from the body line down.
This means that we cannot see the front bumper and false radiator grille. We don’t expect a lot of changes at the rear, but the missing tailpipes and cutouts for them in the bumper are certainly hard to miss.
The car looks longer than a regular 3 Series sedan. BMW is building an all-electric sedan based on the long-wheelbase version of the model. This means that this may only be a performance car for China, as BMW only sells the long-wheelbase three-wheelbase version in that country. The extended platform likely allows the automaker to fit larger batteries, helping to increase the range.
We still don’t know much about this new product. According to the current numerology of BMW’s naming convention, it will be the i3, but BMW uses the i3 name for its compact electrified hatchback, which is rumored to be on sale until 2024. Be that as it may, the electric BMW 3 Series newest car will compete with the American Tesla Model 3.
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