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      01-13-2023, 12:30 PM   #1
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This is interesting stuff and I'm intrigued to see what wizardry they be able to do with an M car that has 4WD, independent EV motors for each wheel. That said even if they offered an EV M2 today I'd still get the G87 ICE car. If you have to ask why then I guess you don't get it yet.
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It’s possible that this technology could find its way into an EV successor to each current M car, which raises the intriguing proposition of a quad-motor, compact coupť in the vein of today’s M2 – a model that stands to benefit most obviously from the compact footprint, low centre of gravity and even weight distribution afforded by such a powertrain.

Van Meel hinted that such a car is on the cards, telling Autocar that M “will try to also offer in the future cars in this price range”, referring to the M2’s £60,000 starting price as the gateway to the M line-up.

Given that the second-gen M2 (M’s final pure-combustion car) is only just on its way to dealerships, an EV successor would no doubt be several years off, but the model’s critical and commercial success means BMW is unlikely to retire it after only two iterations.
Source: BMW M performance EVs to use radical 4WD technology
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Mís final pure combustion car? I hope that comment ages like milk.
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If BMW ends up making an EV M car that is the line, I will stop at nothing until the headquarters is flames and shambles. Any time you cut these guys some slack they just manage to make you want to hate the brand even more.
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Read an interesting article today re NTSB expressing concern about the weight of EVs.

https://apnews.com/article/technolog...utm_id=Taboola
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This is interesting stuff and I'm intrigued to see what wizardry they be able to do with an M car that has 4WD, independent EV motors for each wheel. That said even if they offered an EV M2 today I'd still get the G87 ICE car. If you have to ask why then I guess you don't get it yet.
It is the future of awd tech. Being able to independently control torque at each wheel is a game changer. Rivian is the only EV manufacturer currently selling quad motor EVs, besides 2mill+ Rimac Nevera.
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Read an interesting article today re NTSB expressing concern about the weigh of EVs.

https://apnews.com/article/technolog...utm_id=Taboola
I've been thinking about this for a while, what the repercussions of these heavy vehicles means in an accident. Some weigh so much it's almost like getting hit by an 18 wheeler. I've also wondered what increased wear they'll put on roads over time as well as what negative impact they have if people don't pay attention to road weight limits.
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I've been thinking about this for a while, what the repercussions of these heavy vehicles means in an accident. Some weigh so much it's almost like getting hit by an 18 wheeler. I've also wondered what increased wear they'll put on roads over time as well as what negative impact they have if people don't pay attention to road weight limits.
I thought of accidents but not wear and tear on roads. Very interesting. Iím from NYC where the roads are already notorious! If it gets worse forgettaboutit
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when the oil runs out we switch to 🌽 when the 🌽 runs out we switch to something else many ways to make ⛽️ ... EV 🔋 is never an option let's be clear
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Mís final pure combustion car? I hope that comment ages like milk.
This has been known for a while now.
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This has been known for a while now.
That doesnít make me like it more?
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when the oil runs out we switch to �� when the �� runs out we switch to something else many ways to make ⛽️ ... EV �� is never an option let's be clear
What happens when you run out of emojis?
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It is the future of awd tech. Being able to independently control torque at each wheel is a game changer. Rivian is the only EV manufacturer currently selling quad motor EVs, besides 2mill+ Rimac Nevera.
I have coworker that purchased a Rivian R1T new. He initially drank the Kool-Aid, but it wore off quickly. The build quality is less than desirable, and the after sales support is mediocre at best, both understandable given that it is a start up. It was impressive what it can do for a truck, especially given what it weighs. He learned quickly that if you are a EV owner and not within the Tesla network the EV infrastructure is absolutely horrible and it has a long way to go. In the end he flipped it.

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EV m2 would rock so hard. embrace the future bois!
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Dino power FTW!
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If BMW ends up making an EV M car that is the line, I will stop at nothing until the headquarters is flames and shambles. Any time you cut these guys some slack they just manage to make you want to hate the brand even more.
Did you read their Mercedes-beating record-breaking sales numbers for 2021?

EV sales were up by over 120%

Why wouldn't they do an EV M car?

It's all about numbers my friend
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Did you read their Mercedes-beating record-breaking sales numbers for 2021?

EV sales were up by over 120%

Why wouldn't they do an EV M car?

It's all about numbers my friend
I can't wait for a true M EV car, why wouldn't we want this? Its not like the new M engines sound any good anyways compared to the past.

Time to embrace progress, i fully plan to get the 718 EV when it comes out and then eventually an M EV.

My iX is one of the best BMWs i've ever driven, i love it. Can't wait to see what else they do.
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Dino power FTW!
Just like Dinoís - rip
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when the oil runs out we switch to 🌽 when the 🌽 runs out we switch to something else many ways to make ⛽️ ... EV 🔋 is never an option let's be clear

Oil will never run out, thatís a total myth and lie used to push an agenda on those who believe it
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Just like Dino’s - rip
It is going to be many, many years before we see ICE and their required fuels fully killed off. In fact, if you were born in the late 60s to early/mid 80s it is doubtful either will be eradicated within your lifetime.
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Oil will never run out, that’s a total myth and lie used to push an agenda on those who believe it
Uh... I mean it will eventually run out. The timescale might be in question but we're using it a hell of alot faster than it's being produced. (Basically not at all)
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