Tesla is still the focus of the vast majority of manufacturers of Premium automobiles from all over the world. The success of the company Elon Musk it is not by chance, and it is becoming in a reference in the field of electric vehicles, by the dynamic capabilities and autonomy of its products, as by their advanced systems of driving semi-autonomous that both facilitate the work of the driver. This is forcing BMW to respond, thing that expected to be done shortly.
The alleged response of the manufacturer BMW, as reported by our colleagues Automobile, is to launch in the medium term a number of models belonging to the same segments that the Tesla. Apparently, it is feasible that around the year 2020 to land on the market BMW 3 Series fully electric, although it is unknown if we would do it under BMW or using the trademark subsidiary-specific hybrid and electric vehicles BMW i. The same media says that there will be two versions, one with propulsion in the rear and 320 hp, and another with four-wheel drive and 408 hp.
however, and unlike Tesla that focuses 100% on electric vehicles, BMW will cost a huge economic investment if you want to develop a vehicle (or several) fully electric and if you really want to compete with the american company of Elon Musk, as it is difficult to get a similar to the performance of the products of Tesla using the base of a vehicle with a heat engine.
Currently, the German manufacturer has updated the BMW i3 is fueled optionally a noticeable greater range of autonomy. But the BMW is not able to settle with a model that practically live image, as it is an expensive vehicle and little versatile for its small size. In any case, the bavarian manufacturer has difficult if you intend to reach out to Tesla in a relatively short space of time.
Source – Automobile