BMW unwraps ‘M’ electric performance car prototype


  • This new prototype uses a four-wheel drive unit known as XDrive
  • The manufacturer expanded on the EV’s other features in a video
  • BMW has launched high-end EVs like the iX and the i4 in India over a 9-month period

BMW has just revealed its latest electric car prototype, known simply as the BMW M. The company has joined the long list of car manufacturers to reveal a new EV concept or prototype. The German company shared a video detailing the car’s features, which includes a four-wheel drive unit dubbed XDrive.This prototype leverages the core design of the i4 M50, albeit with some differences.

The company will make some changes to the suspension, while including slightly wider wheel arches for the electric motors. Furthermore, the M also has a substantially bigger front grille with bumper intakes to aid in the cooling of the car’s core, including the powertrain.

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BMW’s newly revealed xDrive system uses electric motors on the front wheels, in addition to an integrated driving dynamics control system. In the company’s words, this would provide high levels of torque for each wheel in “milliseconds.” Unfortunately, no additional details are available on this new prototype.

BMW’s ambitions for the Indian EV market

Since December last year, BMW has taken the wraps off two electric cars, with the iX SUV arriving first, followed by the BMW i4 in May 2022. Meanwhile, Volkswagen subsidiaries like Audi and Porsche currently offer luxury EVs in India.

On the lower end of the pricing spectrum, brands like Tata Motors are thriving, particularly with the Nexon EV. However, the manufacturer acknowledges its current inability to meet the steep demand and is hence looking to scale up production considerably.

Via: Autocar India