BMW has posted a report on financial results for the past year, which contains details about plans for the near future. It is reported that over the year the range of traditional modifications with ICE will be reduced by 50%.
What specific modifications will be abandoned at BMW is still unknown. Last year, head of development Klaus Fröhlich reported that the company will definitely get rid of a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder diesel power unit, a 3.0-liter diesel engine with four turbines and a 6.6-liter V12 gasoline engine.
With this radical decision, BMW wants to optimize the transition to hybrid and all-electric powertrains. It is planned that their development will accelerate by a third. In addition, the company will abandon models with low sales. So, in April 2020, the I8 coupe and roadster will be removed from production (read more about this here).
As a result, by the end of 2022, BMW plans to save up to 12 million euros. In addition, as part of the optimization program, the number of multi-million fines for violation of environmental standards in the EU countries should be reduced.
The Bavarian company confirmed that in 3 years the range of electrified BMWs will expand to 25 models. Of which 13 will be fully electric.