Electric BMW M3 will "beat everything", says BMW M CEO

The new all-electric BMW M3 is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2026 or 2027.

Speaking in an interview, Frank van Meel, CEO of BMW M Division, revealed a few details of the brand's upcoming electric M3 performance sedan. The BMW M CEO claimed that the electric M3 "will beat everything you have ever seen."

The new BMW M3 electric will be the M division's first high-performance EV based on the brand's Neue Klasse sedan. The electric M3 will feature a quad-electric motor setup and software designed to deliver supercar levels of performance & handling.

Further to this, Frank Weber, Head of Engineering and R&D at BMW, also hinted that the electric M3 could offer as much as 1 megawatt or 1,341 BHP of power. This is said to be thanks to the electric sedan featuring unique battery chemistry, in-house designed e-motors, an 800V architecture and special software to run it all seamlessly.

Frank stated, "With a quad-motor concept, we are now looking at a system that can control the chassis as well as the drivetrain with one central logic." Van Meel further stated that his engineers would not allow the electric M car to have gimmicks like a tank turn. The electric sedan instead aims to use the four motors to create a hyperfast performance car. Van Meel also hinted that the all-wheel-drive four-motor electric M3 could be the fastest accelerating M car in history. He claimed a 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds.

In addition to the all-wheel-drive electric M car, BMW is also planning a lighter rear-wheel-drive variant offering a different driving experience. The lower two-wheel-drive trim could itself offer around 670 BHP.

The new all-electric BMW M3 is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2026 or 2027.

Source: MotorTrend

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