Next-Generation BMW M EV Will Beat Everything

BMW’s new performance EV, the BMW M EV, set to debut in 2026 or 2027, is hailed as the most powerful M car ever. Frank van Meel, CEO of BMW’s M division, promises it will “beat everything you have ever seen.” This high-performance electric vehicle will be based on BMW’s Neue Klasse sedan, featuring four e-motors and software designed for supercar levels of performance and handling.

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The car is expected to have up to one megawatt of power, equivalent to 1,341 horsepower. BMW’s head of engineering, Frank Weber, indicates that their in-house developed ECU can simultaneously control up to four e-motors and various dynamic functions. According to van Meel, the precision control of torque at each wheel will significantly enhance vehicle dynamics, aiming for handling that is “neutral, linear, and predictable.”

The e-motors, also developed in-house, are designed to be light, compact, and efficiently cooled to maintain high power and torque outputs. The car’s 800V electrical architecture promises fast charging, while a specialized battery cooling system will prevent overheating and ensure sustained power.

This all-wheel-drive, four-motor EV will likely become the fastest accelerating M car, reaching 0 to 60 mph in under 3.0 seconds. A potential two-motor, rear-drive variant is also considered, offering around 670 horsepower and a different driving experience.

While van Meel is confident in the appeal of BMW’s performance EVs, only time will tell if they capture the hearts of traditional M enthusiasts.

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