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Old 5th August 2022, 12:57   #1
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Next-gen BMW 3 Series could get separate platforms for its EV & ICE models in 2027

According to media reports, BMW will offer the next-gen 3 Series range on two separate platforms in the future - one for its electric models and the other for its internal combustion (IC) engine versions.

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Reports suggest that the IC engine and hybrid powertrain versions of the 3 Series will continue to be underpinned by BMW's CLAR architecture, while its pure-electric models will be based on the company's Neue Klasse architecture. The pure-electric BMW 3 Series, likely to be called i3, has been internally designated as 'NA0' and is expected to be launched in 2027.

BMW has already announced that the first Neue Klasse-based car will enter production in 2025. However, the carmaker is yet to announce the specific model, only stating that the upcoming EV will be in the same segment as the 3 Series. BMW also refrained from mentioning the body style of the car, but reports suggest that the first Neue Klasse BMW could be the iX3.

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Re: Next-gen BMW 3 Series could get separate platforms for its EV & ICE models in 2027

Its a very much needed step. The BMW i4 is a classic example of the inherent design issues that come with electrification of ICE vehicles. Cramped seats, transmission tunnel hump, reduced boot space, higher seat position, etc.

2026 is bit too far, but guess if they want to perfect a scaleable platform, they will need to really strech out the timing.
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Re: Next-gen BMW 3 Series could get separate platforms for its EV & ICE models in 2027

Next Gen 3 series rendered:

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Re: Next-gen BMW 3 Series could get separate platforms for its EV & ICE models in 2027

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Next Gen 3 series rendered:
Looks more like the BEV i3 model.

The 3 series is the core identity of BMW and hope they don't go adventurous. Most of the renders give the front end a Skoda vibe.

Hope it gets the shark nose treatment of the 7 series minus the eyebrow DRLs.
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