BMW 3 Series Electric Spied Unable To Hide Its Missing Tailpipes
BMW’s continued push on electric vehicles is not slowing down. It’s all part of the company’s plan to launch 12 fully electric models over the next several years. It’s ambitious, driven by the iX3 SUV the automaker revealed earlier this month. The plan includes a fully electric 3-Series, and development of new spy photos continues on the sedan.
The latest photos don’t show much, however, with camouflage covering the front and rear fairings, part of the hood, and the doors from the waistline. This means we can’t see the front bumper and grille, although we would expect something similar to the one closed on the iX3. We don’t expect a ton of changes in the rear, but the missing tailpipes and cutouts are noticeable.
If it looks longer than a classic Series 3, that’s because it is. BMW builds the fully electric sedan on the long wheelbase version of the model. This means that it could be an exclusively Chinese model, as BMW only sells the LWB version in the Asian country. The extended platform likely allows the automaker to fit larger batteries, helping to extend range and power while taking packaging into account. If so, the Electric 3 Series could arrive in the United States and Europe.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about the Electric 3 Series. Powertrain details remain elusive and we don’t yet know what BMW will call it when it arrives. BMW’s current naming convention suggests that it will be the i3, below the i4, but BMW is using the name i3 on its compact electrified sedan, which is rumored to continue in some form or form. other until model year 2024. No matter what BMW decides to call it, it will go head-to-head with the Tesla Model 3, and you can bet many will compare the two when the information becomes available, which should be in the next year.