A BMW spokesperson has suggested BMW M boss Markus Flasch will “in the next few months” make an announcement about electrification of the brand’s high-performance vehicles.
According to GoAuto.com.au, BMW i and electromobility spokesperson Wieland Bruch said Flasch would likely reveal more about plans to electrify M cars “in the next weeks or next few months”.
“Definitely, there are plans to electrify all the BMW Group brands, so be it BMW motorcycle, Mini and Rolls-Royce and also BMW M,” Bruch said.
“I’m not in a position to release the plans of BMW M when it comes to electrification – that should be a prominent job for their CEO. Expect something in the next weeks or next few months from Mr Flasch.
“For sure, he has plans for electrification and it will be an exciting story to follow,” Bruch said, according to the Australian publication.
The GoAuto.com.au report claims the announcement will involve the seventh-generation version of the M5, which is scheduled to hit the market in 2024. According to the publication, the next M5 range will include the “first full-electric M car” as well as a plug-in hybrid V8 option.
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