company BMW will not produce fully electrified cars of the M series until it receives enough experience on high-speed tracks. This was stated by head of development department Klaus Frelikh.
Why is the current concept BMW M Next – just a hybrid, Frilich replied as follows: "Series M – can not have only longitudinal acceleration. The key is passing turns. Concept M Next weighs 1600-1650 kg – this is enough for the good handling of the car. Even with excellent equipment, the equivalent will be at least 2.1 tons; and for the M series car it's unacceptable. Until now BMW will produce conventional atmospheric, turbo and PHEV ».
At the same time, Frelik acknowledged: the electric vehicles of the M series are in the stage of development. And, most likely, they will be put into production in 2025. And added: solid-state batteries will not be produced until the 2030s.