Little by little, electric vehicles are coming to rub shoulders with conventional ones in terms of performance and benefits. Gone are the cars that barely had a few hundred CV, beyond their brands. Something that BMW has managed to create very well for its sportiest public, and that comes at a time of celebration: its 50 years of life. It does so with a model that on circuits would have even surpassed the BMW M8 Competition itself and placing itself in series territory such as the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
The compact sports car with four electric motors
2022 is marked for BMW in gold letters and, according to the latest information from British magazines CAR Y CoachThey will do so by presenting an electric vehicle that seems like the most special of the BMW Motorsport firm in recent times. The most striking thing about it is that it will have 1 megawatt of power as its main feature. Or what is the same: more than 1,300 hp in a six cylinder engine.
In this sense, the German firm would be finalizing a new high-voltage battery technology capable of supporting output powers of that caliber. Connected to four electric motors, they would allow a completely on-demand power delivery. The car could go from two to four wheel drive in a matter of milliseconds, with the option of a fully adjustable drive scheme.
Its development is being carried out in the highest secret under the code name of Katharina Project. In turn, this electric, and compared to the M2 CS with a heat engine, BMW will take its evolution with the iM2, thus dispensing with the gasoline engine and the classic mechanical elements of a car with a combustion engine, achieving, among others, acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.5 seconds.
0-100 in 2.5 seconds – faster at the Nürburgring
And if he is fast on straights, the idea is that he is also fast on circuits. The intention, as it is implied, is that in the not too distant future he can be seen competing on circuits. That is why he would have already given his first laps to paths such as the mythical of Nurburgring, 25 kilometers, here completing a lap in less than seven minutes. A fact that puts it at the height of the best internal combustion supercars, making this iM2 the fastest BMW on the German track.
As noted, the project that will see the light throughout the next 2022, is being developed to show the motor world how far electrification can go in terms of performance and extreme tuning.
The idea is that, from the outset, we have an electric sports car with quite high starting prices, but in line with its performance and exclusivity, so, initially, its production would be limited. As we can see, it is a car that will be loaded with first-rate components and with a great focus on dynamic performance, one of the great attractions of which are the entire new branch of 100% electrified vehicles. In addition to this new iM2, the German brand based in Munich could also be preparing a hypothetical iM4, which could add a total power of about 450 kW (613 hp) and incorporate a new generation battery of about 120 kWh capacity.