Tesla is still the point of view of the vast majority of Premium automakers from around the world. The success of the company’s Elon Musk it is not by chance, and that it is becoming a reference both in the field of electric vehicles, dynamic capabilities and autonomy of their products, as per your Advanced driving systems semi-autonomous that both facilitate the work to the driver. This is forcing to BMW to react, which expected to do in brief.
The alleged response of the manufacturer BMW, according to inform our partners of Automobile, is to launch medium-term a series of models belonging to the same segments than the Tesla. Apparently, it is feasible that around the year 2020 land on the market a BMW 3 series fully electric, although it is unknown if it would do so under BMW or using the specific subsidiary brand of electric and hybrid vehicles BMW i. The same media says that there will be two versions, one with rear drive and 320 cv, and other with traction at all four wheels and 408 HP.
However, and in contrast to Tesla that focuses 100% on electric vehicles, BMW would cost you an enormous economic investment if they want to develop a vehicle (or several) fully electric and if you really want to compete with American’s Elon Musk company, since it is difficult to get a similar performance to the Tesla products using the base of a vehicle engine.
Currently, the manufacturer German has updated the BMW i3 giving it optionally from a remarkably greater range of autonomy. But BMW not to comply with a model that virtually live image, since it is an expensive and little multipurpose vehicle for its small size. In any case, the brand Bavarian it has difficult if aims to achieve to Tesla in a relative short space of time.
Source – Automobile