BMW’s M boss, Markus Flasch, has confirmed that an electric M car is on the cards.
Earlier this year, BMW revealed its i4 Concept which represents the next generation of electric vehicles to come from the Munich-based firm.
The i4 electric sedan is due to be revealed before the end of the year with production starting in 2021.
The i4 Concept boasts an impressive power output of 390 kW with 2 electric motors and an 80 kWh battery. Electric range is expected to be in the region of 600 km on a single charge and acceleration from zero to 100 kph is said to take only 4 seconds. No doubt, it will be interesting to see what BMW brings to the tar when the production i4 is revealed.
But, there’s more, BMW M boss, Markus Flasch, has confirmed that an electric M model is on the way.
“Next year we will launch the first battery-electric M car in the performance segment, based on the i4, as something to confirm” he said.
Interestingly, in terms of performance, Flasch believes that the i4 M will slot in below the recently revealed M3 and M4 Coupe due to current battery technology.
“On the high-performance battery-electric technology, there is still some time that we need until technology is ready and can take it on with an existing high-performance car, like an M3 or M4. This will take some more time, but we’re working on that.”
As always, we will keep you informed as soon as more details become available.
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