Common Architecture Means Ability to Scale
If you’re in love with much of what BMW is doing at the moment, then you’ll be thrilled to learn that more M models are on their way. BMW plans to expand its lineup thanks to a common engine architecture for all M models. This will cut down on costs, complexities, and the amount of time it takes to build a new M car. This means it’s easier for BMW’s M division to scale.
According to sources, Autocar learned that BMW will use a common 500cc cylinder capacity. This cylinder capacity will be used for a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder engine, and a new 4.0-liter V8 engine. The new cars in the lineup will use this. They will also have manual and automatic transmissions and rear or all-wheel drive.
In addition to the engine displacement and architecture news, the company also plans to incorporate more hybrids and plug-in hybrids into the M division lineup. This means that BMW will be electrifying its performance lineup. This comes as no big surprise judging on how the whole industry has been going lately.
All of these things should be good news for BMW fans. There will be more attempts at the ultimate driving machine from the company and that can’t be a bad thing. We’re hoping for a new mid-engine BMW supercar someday soon. One is rumored, but it’s unclear how or if that will come to fruition.