Report: BMW To Introduce Electric M3 By 2027
BMW’s next M3 will go zero emission.
First, the GTI lost its manual transmission, and now it looks like another iconic German sporty car is set to face some pretty large changes. According to a report from CarSales.com.au, the next generation BMW M3 is due out in 2027. Oh, and it’ll be all-electric.
This isn’t entirely the full story, though. BMW product development lead Frank Weber announced that the next M3 will still have some combustion engine, namely a modified version of the current M3’s 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder. It’ll need to comply with Euro 7 emissions, thus the modifications to do so.
However, BMW plans to offer a fully electric M3 alongside the gas-powered version. Weber insists that the cars aren’t competing, but more so, they’re just two offerings meant to satisfy different clientele.
BMW is pretty tight-lipped about the actual technical specifications of the reported electric M3. It, alongside the next generation 3-series will likely use the Neue Klasse platform, that we’ve seen on the Vision Neue Klasse concept which debuted a few weeks ago.
If it does come to market, it could become one of the fastest BMWs ever made – CarSales.com.au says that the M3 could come with a whopping full megawatt of power. That’s more than 1,300 horsepower, surpassing the hyperpowered Lucid Air Sapphire, and about double the power of the current M3.
We should know more about the electric M3 before it drops in 2027.
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