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BMW is apparently developing a new combustion engine platform

BMW is apparently planning to use combustion engines for a long time to come.
According to a media report, the X-series SUVs will also be built with petrol and diesel engines well into the next decade, for which a new platform is still being developed. But the competition is probably still keeping an option open. First to BMW: As the “Handelsblatt” reports, citing corporate circles, a new vehicle platform is to be developed for the models for the period after 2027, which will enable all drive concepts. As part of this, the four, six and eight-cylinder engines are to be modernized, as the newspaper claims to have learned from unspecified BMW managers. It shouldn't just be petrol engines, the diesel engines, which are particularly popular in Europe, should also remain in the range. Even if it has not yet been openly communicated by BMW and the company did not want to comment on the information when asked by "Handelsblatt", such a step is obvious in view of the previous plans. BMW wants to achieve a 50 percent share of electric cars in sales before 2030. However, this also means that the company is still planning several hundred thousand combustion engines per year. If these are to survive on the market, they will probably not be based on the current platforms, but will also have to be further developed. But not only from BMW could there be further developed combustion engines, because apparently Mercedes also wants to use the back door for China at its end date for the combustion engine. Officially, the manufacturer plans to go purely electric by the end of this decade “wherever market conditions allow”. The last model on a combustion engine platform is to be presented in 2023. But according to the "Handelsblatt", Mercedes is once again modernizing its M176 V8 engine - "in view of the sluggish sales of electric cars in China and the USA, Mercedes could therefore hold on to the combustion engine for longer," it says. However, there should probably be a few exceptions, so there will be no new platform at Mercedes. The manufacturer had already announced that it would significantly reduce its spending on the development of combustion engines and invest the money in e-mobility development. There will no longer be a completely new generation of engines - but a further development of an existing engine has so far been left open.



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    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

      15 w

      Instead of transitioning to clean energy they are reverting us back ! Ridiculous!

      • Jennie

        69 w

        This is just continuing to wreck our planet

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        • Daniel Waweru

          70 w

          BMW is a big company to not go the good way. EVs is the way to go

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          • rosebellendiritu

            70 w

            They should accept transition to better,safer ways for both the user and environment..

            • walter lungayi

              70 w

              They should invest more in EVs

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              • Patrik Lobergh

                70 w

                @walter_lungayi They are under heavy criticism from their share holders and investors that they should do exactly that, still they decided to invest in old technologies

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                • rosebellendiritu

                  70 w

                  @patrik_lobergh I wonder why they would be afraid of change

                  • Patrik Lobergh

                    70 w

                    @rosebellendiritu They still earn much more money per fossil driven cars as they and the German car industry ignored to develop new electrical car platforms when U.S. and Asian companies where doing this.

                  • Tabitha Kimani

                    70 w

                    Wise organizations are investing in EVs. I wonder who are the top leaders at BMW.

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                    • Patrik Lobergh

                      70 w

                      @tabitha_kimani Oliver Zipse is their CEO...

                    • Sarah Chabane

                      70 w

                      This is ridiculous... only a company out of touch with reality would do that

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                      • Patrik Lobergh

                        70 w

                        @sarah_chabane They are out of touch and that is why I a couple of years ago stopped driving BMW and instead uses a Tesla for both business and private travel in Europe (plus of course night trains/TGV for longer distances).

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