There has been a lot of talk about the upcoming Neue Klasse platform from BMW, but now, the Bavarian brand has revealed the power that this architecture will be able to withstand.
The first model to use BMW's new platform will be an all-electric sedan the size of the 3 Series.
However, the platform will be very flexible and will be used for a multitude of different models with different outputs. In theory, one of them could be a supercar.
During a recent interview with the BMW Blog, BMW's head of engineering and research and development Frank Weber noted that the platform can support single, dual and even quad engine configurations.
“The most demanding vehicle we have is a real high-performance M product, a real high-performance M product. What you can expect from this Neue Klasse architecture is not just flexibility within its high voltage battery. You can also have super efficient single-engine architecture, dual-engine architecture, and that can even provide quad-engine architecture of up to one megawatt, that is 1360 hp,” said Frank.
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Unsurprisingly, Weber was unable to expand on the matter and did not reveal whether the automaker will actually bring this vehicle to life.
Interestingly, a report published earlier this year indicated that BMW has partnered with McLaren Automotive and will jointly develop an electric supercar and a high-performance electric SUV.
It is speculated that the supercar could be from the McLaren brand and come equipped with four electric motors, which can generate up to 1,100 hp.
BMW could take the form of a compromise between the 8 Series Gran Coupe and a traditional SUV.
Whatever it is, we will have to wait a little longer to know more details about the models that will support the new platform of the Bavarian brand.