The BMW Group, which includes MINI and Rolls-Royce, first announced a 50 percent cut in its engine range last year. However, the other day a press release was released that set the deadline for such a reduction.
“We are reducing complexity with fewer options and fewer drivetrains, leaving only those for which there is real demand: about half of the existing powerplant options will no longer be offered by 2025,” the brand said in a statement.
What does this mean? We can expect BMW to reassess its engine range. The popular BMW X3 alone has four engine options, including the all-electric Chinese-made iX3. With a recently reaffirmed commitment, we can expect the automaker to assess the demand for each of these powertrain options, leaving those for which there is real demand.
In short, if the world prefers all-electric BMWs to conventional BMWs, then the company will be led by consumers. Needless to say, the move is in line with BMW’s commitment to expanding the number of electrified models in its lineup. The German brand says 2020 has given its electric vehicles a real boost. All-electric vehicle sales were up 13%, while plug-in hybrids were up 40% – a third cumulative increase over 2019.
We also advise you to watch a detailed review of the BMW X3 from the FineAuto team:
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