BMW car preparing for release Neue Klasse Platform in 2025which it claims will be able to support a top-of-the-line four-motor powertrain with up to 1000kW of power.
In an interview with Blog BMWBMW’s R&D and Engineering Director Frank Weber says the Neue Klasse platform will be flexible enough to underpin a wide range of vehicles, including those with extreme speed.
“What you can expect from this Neue Klasse architecture is more than just the flexibility in your high voltage battery,” said Mr. Weber.
“You can also have super efficient single-engine architectures, dual-engine architectures, and this can even deliver quad-engine architectures up to one megawatt.”
One megawatt works to 1000kW for home players, or about 1340 horsepower.
It is worth noting that the BMW M recently showed a all-electric test vehicle with four electric motors that’s based on i4 M50 lift back.
It remains unclear whether BMW will prepare this four-motor powertrain for a future variant of the existing model on its CLAR architecture, such as the fat M variant of the i4 or for a car. future Neue Klasse-based vehicle. Or even both.
Mr. Weber did not mention any current plans for a 1000kW M car but only said it would be possible.
The last time the M division openly toyed with the idea of a spiritual successor to the M1 supercar was in 2019 with the Vision M Next hybrid supercar.
Rumors from that time suggested the car was close to getting the green light, but was ultimately canceled due to low expected sales and high development costs.
Finally, BMW M has decided to produce the XM V8 plug-in hybrid SUV, its second standalone model, which is expected to be revealed on September 27. The M1 is the first. .
As noted above, BMW’s new EV series is based on Neue Klasse Architecture to debut in 2025 on a 3 Series sedan.
It is not yet known what this first Neue Klasse car will be called. It can wear the i3 badge, currently used on 3 Series EV for China and was previously used on the quirky hatchback.
Unlike some other car manufacturersBMW has yet to make any announcement on when it will end development and production of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.
The automaker’s latest plan calls for it to produce a total of two million all-electric cars by 2025. By 2030, the company projects half of its annual global sales is an electric car.