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BMW unveils Neue Klasse EV concept in January

BMW car will unveil an all-electric concept car based on Neue Klasse modular architecture at the CES 2023 technology show in Las Vegas in January.

“Our next highlight on the road to Neue Klasse will follow in January 2023,” said BMW AG Chief Financial Officer Dr. Nicolas Peter at the BMW Group 2022 Q3 conference.

“At CES in Las Vegas, we will be unveiling a Vision Vehicle that will underpin our digital expertise. The future of the BMW Group is electric, circular and digital”.

At this stage, it is not clear what this BMW Neue Klasse concept car will look like, but it will certainly be fully electric.

Seeing as Dr Peter used the word ‘circle’ in his speech, this could mean the concept car will be fitted with cylindrical battery cell will be used in the Neue Klasse car from mid-decade.

BMW claims these new battery cells will reduce manufacturing costs by up to 50%, increase range by up to 30% and increase energy density by 20%.

As previously reported, the Neue Klasse platform is scheduled to launch in 2025 on a 3 Series sedanwill be pitted against Tesla Model 3.

It is not yet clear what this first Neue Klasse car will be called. It can be worn i3 badge, now used on 3 seriesEV-based for China and was previously used on a quirky hatch.

One X3Large electric SUV is understood to be the second vehicle to use the Neue Klasse platform.

Looking to the future, BMW is developing fully solid-state batteries and aims to have these high-voltage batteries ready for mass introduction by the end of the decade.

The German automaker plans to unveil a vehicle equipped with this battery technology before 2025.

Unlike some other car manufacturersBMW has yet to make any announcement on when it will end development and production of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

The automaker’s latest plan calls for it to produce a total of two million all-electric cars by 2025. By 2030, the company projects half of its annual global sales is an electric car.

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