Jul 15, 2022 - 11:12 am
BMW likely to drop combustion models with ‘New Class’
BMW has apparently decided that the next generation of models based on the ‘New Class’ platform planned for 2025 will be built exclusively with pure electric drive systems. In addition, another rumour about the battery cells for the new architecture is confirmed.
May 12, 2022 - 02:08 pm
BMW rumoured to use round cells for the New Class
Shortly after BMW boss Oliver Zipse confirmed that the new New Class platform planned for 2025 will first be used in the 3 Series segment and probably exclusively in purely electric mode, the next strategic shift is now on the horizon: According to a report, BMW could switch to round cells for the battery.
May 10, 2022 - 01:23 pm
BMW rumoured to realign ‘New Class’ strategy
During the announcement of the latest quarterly figures, BMW CEO Oliver Zipse confirmed that the new New Class platform planned for 2025 will first be used in the 3 Series segment. Zipse did, however, also somewhat limit the future use of the platform.
Mar 31, 2022 - 12:03 pm
BMW introduces the i3 eDrive35L for China
BMW has officially unveiled the all-electric 3 Series, which will be launched exclusively in China in May 2022. The model is called BMW i3 eDrive35L and will be manufactured at the BMW Brilliance Automotive plant in Lydia, a district of Shenyang.
Mar 1, 2022 - 12:38 pm
BMW announces fresh details for the ‘New Class’
The first models of BMW’s ‘New Class’ planned for 2025, which will be designed primarily for electric cars, will be an SUV-like model and a flatter sedan based on the three-series, according to media reports. Planned production start in Hungary is 2025.
Dec 14, 2021 - 12:39 pm
BMW plans to introduce new BEV models in China
BMW is apparently planning a renewed expansion of its involvement in China. According to a media report, this not only involves an increase in shares in the BMW-Brilliance joint venture, but also several electrified models – but unlike the iX3, these are not to be built for the global market.
Oct 19, 2021 - 01:06 pm
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.
Jan 27, 2021 - 01:18 pm
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.
Nov 23, 2020 - 11:37 am
Next BMW 3 series may exclusively launch in China
According to a Spanish media report, BMW is about to present a purely electric version of the 3 series model. The BEV version, which is allegedly in the fine-tuning phase, will only launch in China for the time being.
Oct 13, 2020 - 01:43 pm
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.
Sep 7, 2020 - 12:17 pm
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.
Feb 19, 2020 - 01:24 pm
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.
Sep 25, 2019 - 04:55 pm
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.
Nov 16, 2018 - 07:26 pm
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.