26 Jul '18, 7pm

BMW M Division Plans to Electrify Its Performance Cars

BMW has already committed to electrifying many of its passenger cars in the years to come, but its dedicated M performance division will follow suit. Frank Van Meel, head of BMW’s M division, told Car Advice in a report that M cars will “for sure” feature some form of electrification by the end of next decade. Electrification can include minor enhancements like a 48-volt hybrid system or more in-depth solutions like plug-in hybrid systems and fully battery-electric powertrains. Van Meel admitted the electrification process will come in a “step-by-step” manner and timing will be important. Since M places a major emphasis on vehicle weight, technology advances will dictate when electrification starts to proliferate more. ALSO SEE: BMW May Not Make Next Generation i3, i8 Models “Look at today’s electrification components, they are quite heavy and, for us as a motorsports comp...

Full article: https://www.hybridcars.com/bmw-m-division-plans-electrify...

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