INSPIRED BY THE BMW i4 M50.
In order to now bring together the purely electric high-performance experience and typical M dynamics, BMW M engineers based the new concept on the BMW i4 M50, which is a purely electrically powered coupe with a modified body in typical BMW M style. Its wide wheel arches allowed the integration of specifically manufactured high-performance front and rear axle designs. What's more, the front end of the concept vehicle features an adapted body strut concept taken from the BMW M3/ M4 series.
BOASTING FOUR ELECTRIC MOTORS.
The revolutionary high-performance drive system making its debut is an electric M xDrive four-wheel drive system with four electric motors. The fact that all four wheels are each driven by an electric motor opens up completely new possibilities. Within milliseconds, the power and torque of the spontaneously reacting electric motors can be applied so precisely, it realises a level of performance unattainable using conventional drive systems.
“Electrification opens up completely new degrees of freedom for us to create M-typical dynamics,” says Dirk Häcker, Head of Development at BMW M GmbH. “And we can already see that we can exploit this potential to the maximum, so that our high-performance sports cars will continue to offer the M-typical and incomparable combination of dynamics, agility and precision in the locally emission-free future,” says Franciscus van Meel