BMW M hybrid cars are coming in the future

BMW M | February 5th, 2016 by 10
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Hybrid technology is available from nearly every automaker, nowadays and BMW is just one of the automakers heavily invested in the technology. In the next …

Hybrid technology is available from nearly every automaker, nowadays and BMW is just one of the automakers heavily invested in the technology. In the next few years, nearly every BMW family of cars will have a hybrid amongst them and it only makes sense that the M division would also take a hard look at the advantages of an eDrive platform in a high-performance car.

According vice-president for engineering, Dirk Hacker, the future of BMW’s high-performance M cars is hybrid. The advanced tech would not only lower CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy, but also make cars go faster.

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“We will look at electrification – I think it could be inevitable – but it depends on the possibility of increasing performance,” Hacker said for AutoExpress.

Related: BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid review

But would M customers care for a limited all electric range?

“We’ve found that our customers are not interested in driving without the combustion engine,” he said. “They want to know if these changes will help with performance.”

The odds of a full electric M car are fairly low at the moment and Hacker also hinted that M is also in no rush to deploy an electric battery in an M car.

“We’ll need to look at the weight implications of electrification,” he added. “What is the compromise? Are we ready now or do we need to take a look at some special structural solutions for the future?”

Hacker also believes that weight should be kept in check through different methods and not solved by adding more horsepower. The M philosophy of the right balance between power and performance stays at the core of future M models, being an M3, M5 or M6.

10 responses to “BMW M hybrid cars are coming in the future”

  1. John says:

    Actual M cars?, or like those X3m40i kinda things?

    • Icebreakerr says:

      no proper Ms. M and AMG have both decided next gen M3 and C63 will be petrol + hybrid to give a boost in power.. uses that torque fill stuff the P1, i8 and La ferrari etc

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        Gx M3 more likely will have CFRP but not an hybrid setup. I think it’ll pretty much have the GTS engine, so 480-500hp, with 1.5tons of weight. The next GTS (or actually CSL ?) could use even more carbon to put the weight under the 1400kg mark, so even without actually having much more power than the regular version it will be a beast.

        It’s the gen after for the hybrid setup i think.

  2. CDspeed says:

    Well if the i8 shows the way I can’t say it’s a bad thing, factor in the P1, 918, and LaFerrari, it sounds pretty good. Plus it would make the cars even better in daily commutes, you get stuck in traffic, let it function as a hybrid, and then when it’s time to play……….

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