BMW’s next BEV rumoured to be a new 3 Series
The first electric car of the “New Class” announced by BMW for the middle of the decade is to be an all-electric version of the next 3 Series generation, according to a British media report. The abbreviation “NK1” is given as the internal working title.
BMW goes for more PHEVs in 3 Series & 5 Series
BMW is expanding its plug-in hybrid range for the 3 Series and 5 Series by two additional models each from March. The 320e and 520e will be added to the saloon portfolio and Touring versions of both model series. In Germany, prices will range between 47,450 and 55,900 euros before subsidies.
BMW recalls multiple PHEV models
BMW again has a problem with the high-voltage batteries in plug-in hybrid vehicles. Due to possible impurities in the production process of the battery cells, there is an increased risk of fire in several series.
BMW may be planning electric 3 Series
An electric version of BMW’s 7 and 5 Series has already been officially confirmed. According to a British media report, there will eventually also be a BEV offshoot for the 3 Series but not for several years.
BMW adds 3 new PHEVs to 3 Series
BMW is expanding the plug-in hybrid range for its 3 Series. Following the introduction of the 330e Sedan, the new 330e Touring will also be available from this summer onwards. The two four-wheel-drive PHEV variants, the 330e xDrive Sedan and the 330e xDrive Touring, will be launched in parallel.
BMW wants more fully electric models
The BMW Board of Management has apparently given the go-ahead for electric versions of the 5 Series and the X1 compact SUV. An all-electric 5 Series is also part of BMW’s product plan in China. A fully electric 3-series will also be added.
BMW announces details to the new 330e PHEV
The 330e PHEV will be available starting next summer. Then the plug-in hybrid will use the so-called XtraBoost system – a first for BMW. The drive boosts the 185 kW PHEV motor with an extra 30 kW. Plus, a new battery doubles the range as well.