(Motorsport-Total.com/Motor1) – BMW’s strategy for the future includes many new electric vehicles. The Bavarian company already has a solid EV portfolio, but plans to launch more products in the coming years. Most (if not all) will be based on the company’s new platform, so far dubbed “New Class”.
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This morning, the BMW Group presented its financial results for the first three quarters of 2022. Nicolas Peter, Member of the Management Board responsible for Finance, gave a long speech summarizing what the car manufacturer has achieved in this period.
Peter also briefly mentioned the new concept car that will be presented in January next year and is intended to give a preview of the next generation of electric cars from Bavaria.
Peter: “The future is electric, circular and digital”
“The next stop on our way new class it will follow in January 2023. At CES in Las Vegas we will present a vision car that will emphasize our digital capabilities. The future of the BMW Group is electric, circular and digital,” says Peter.
That’s all the information about the new concept that is currently available. We don’t know what size and shape it will be, but it will definitely be electric.
It will be very interesting to see if this car and new round cells from BMW, which promises a significant 20 percent increase in energy density, a 30 percent increase in charging speed and a 30 percent increase in charging speed compared to the company’s current electric vehicles.
The 3 Series Electric sedan was previously sold only in China
The first electric production car based on the New Class technology is expected to be a small sedan. This all-new product will be launched in the middle of the decade and is known at this time as an electric alternative to the 3-sedan. A compact electric SUV based on the same architecture will follow shortly after.
This majesty corresponds to the historically charged name “New Bridge”: Along with it, the BMW 1500 and its offshoot, which the group was able to resurrect from 1962. There is currently an electric 3 Series sedan, but it this i3 sold in China only.
In the long term, BMW will expand its EV family with models ranging from “the high-volume segment to unique high-performance models.” The company’s internal combustion engine models, on the other hand, will continue to rely on other platforms. BMW has not yet given a clear end date for the combustion engine, they want to remain open to the technology.