The first wave of cars in the Neue Klasse lineup will include a sporty SUV and a BMW 3 Series sedan. The company hasn’t shared any further details but has laid out ambitious plans for its new venture. The BMW chief claims that Neue Klass cars “should already account for more than half our global sales” by the end of 2030 (via BMW).
It is unclear if the Neue Klass family will be exclusively electric cars, but the company is already hinting at a hydrogen drivetrain for a select few models in the future. While it would be premature for BMW to ditch ICE cars in the immediate future since a lot of markets aren’t ready with the necessary EV charging infrastructure, things are definitely look positive for its electric cars.
In July BMW announced that the sale of its electric cars has more than doubled in the first half of 2022, compared to the same span in 2021. According to a report from BMW Blog, which cites a reliable source, the first all-electric Neue Klasse car will be a new BMW iX, but a BMW 3 Series EV based on the Neue Klasse platform is also said to be in the pipeline.