The all new G20 BMW 3 Series is bound to be released late next year and we’re apparently on track to a heavily upgraded model which will be a proper Tesla rival.
Auto Express claims that the Germans are currently working on bringing out a fully electric version of the 3 Series that might be dubbed Sports eDrive. The source claims that the new model will have a 90 kWh battery pack and a range of about 300 miles (480 km). However, there’s no mention about what kind of electric motor and how many of them will be used.
The 3 Series would aim directly at the Model 3 since the American company made sure to point out that their new car was built purposely to try and steal some of the 3er’s thunder. Of course, that all applies depending on the pricing and if the all-electric 3 Series does happen, chances are slim that it’s going to be close to $35,000.
The new G20 will be dropping about 80 – 100 kilos off its waist when it enters production compared to its predecessor. The all-electric compact sedan will have to be built on a separate assembly line, possibly in Leipzig, where the i3 is also put together, where it could receive more lightweight materials easier.
The CLAR architecture it’s going to be based on may support electric vehicles but no mention of it has been made by BMW so far. We could see this all-electric 3 Series make its debut somewhere after 2020.