In the next two to three years and BMW 5 and 7 series of the current generation will get electric versions. New items may be quite long-range: the BMW eDrive technology already allows to build electric car with a reserve of 700 kilometers. On it informs German newspaper Handelsblatt, citing sources.
According to the publication, the electric “seven” BMW (G12) will hit the market in 2022, and the battery “five” will launch a year later. They will collect along with the regular cars, but the range of petrol, diesel and hybrid versions. All electrified BMW will get eDrive technology of the fifth generation and, depending on the battery capacity can drive up to 700 miles without recharging.
Pilot Power BMW BEV, “five”, with three electric motors and a battery of 45 kilowatt-hours, showed last year. The power capacity of the sedan made 720 horsepower and 1,150 Nm of torque, and acceleration time to “hundred” for three seconds. Then the company said that prospects go to the series of electric cars have not.
The firstborn of a new generation of electric cars BMW will be a crossover iX3. It will have one motor mounted on the rear axle, power 286 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque.
Traction battery with a capacity of 74 kilowatt-hours at an advanced mixture NMC 811 will allow the crossover to pass without recharging 440 kilometers (WLTP). The SUV will also get aerodynamic wheels, which two percent will reduce power consumption.