BMW is working on an assortment of electric vehicles and spy photographers have snapped new photos of the upcoming 3-Sequence EV.
Wearing closely camouflage, the eco-friendly sedan has a singular entrance fascia with vertical air intakes and a large central opening. The design is vaguely paying homage to the iX3, however it is going to probably show much less polarizing.
The grille is disguised, nevertheless it ought to be totally enclosed to enhance the automobile’s aerodynamics. The headlights must also be the identical ones used on the standard 3-Series.
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Further adjustments are restricted, however the prototype lacks an exhaust system and encompasses a distinctive rear bumper because of this. We will additionally see loads of “Electrical Take a look at Car” stickers.
BMW has been tight-lipped in regards to the upcoming mannequin, nevertheless it’s apparently based mostly on the long-wheelbase version of the 3-Series. This might imply the EV will likely be unique to China however, on the brilliant facet, the longer wheelbase ought to end in a large battery pack.
Sadly, there’s no phrase on specs at this level. Nevertheless, it’s not exhausting to think about the mannequin sharing its powertrain with the upcoming i4. If that’s the case, the 3-Sequence might have round 523 hp (390 kW / 530 PS) and a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of roughly 4 seconds. The mannequin might additionally sport a 80+ kWh battery that gives round 373 miles (600 km) of vary within the WLTP cycle.
After all, there’s at all times the likelihood that the 3-Sequence EV might have a much less spectacular powertrain. That is still to be seen, however the iX3 has an 80 kWh battery which powers an electrical motor that develops 282 hp (210 kW / 286 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque.