The BMW M3 will move towards electrification Is this the end of the era of internal combustion engines or a new beginning?

Will the BMW M3 mark the end of internal combustion engines or a new beginning in electrification?

【Phoneauto News】The BMW M3 is a classic sports sedan under the BMW brand. Since its launch in 1986, it has gone through six generations of models. The latest G80 M3 was released in 2020 and is equipped with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine, with a maximum power of 553 horsepower and a maximum torque of 650 Nm. This car not only has strong performance, but also has unique exterior design and advanced technology configuration, making it one of the representative works of the BMW M series.


However, with the rapid development of the automotive industry and the increasing environmental requirements, the BMW M division is also considering the power solution for the future M3. According to Australian website Drive, Frank van Meel, head of the BMW M division, revealed in an interview that they are studying three solutions: pure internal combustion engine, plug-in hybrid, and pure electric. However, they hope to provide only one choice. This means that the next generation M3 may completely abandon the internal combustion engine and turn to electrification.


This news has attracted widespread attention and discussion from the industry and car enthusiasts. Some believe that electrification is the inevitable trend of the future of automobiles, and the BMW M3 should also adapt to the changes of the times and utilize the advantages of electric motors to improve performance and efficiency. Others are concerned that electrification will weaken the sporty genes and driving pleasure of the M3, causing it to lose its original charm and personality.

Currently, BMW has already launched the pure electric model i4 M50 based on the 4 Series Gran Coupe, with a maximum power of 536 horsepower and a maximum torque of 795 Nm. This car is also one of the best-selling models in the BMW M division. In addition, BMW is also testing a four-motor drive solution based on the i4 M50, which could be a prototype for the next generation M3.


According to rumors, the current G80 M3 will cease production in June 2027, and the next generation M3 will be released in 2027 or 2028. By then, we will be able to witness a new chapter of the BMW M3.

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