New BMW i4M - the 720hp tri-motor electric M3 killer!
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There’s a new electric BMW on the way… And it may end up leading to the death of the BMW M3!!

The car in question is the BMW i4M 50, and as you can probably guess by the name, it’s based on the all-electric i4. Now the i4 without the M badge isn’t exactly a slouch, packing a 340hp motor and the ability to hit 60mph in less than 6 seconds. However, the i4M is set to be much more spectacular!

It’s the first electric car built by BMW’s M division, and it’s set to come packing two electric motors which will combine to produce 544hp & 795Nm of torque! But that’s not all! A prototype has been spotted which is claimed to have 3 electric motors, and will apparently have the ability to hit 60mph in under 3 seconds while also packing performance stats which will easily eclipse the M3 & M4!

So what do you think - is it time to say bye-bye to the M3? Let us know in the comments!

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  • carwow

    BMW M3 v BMW M4... Which would you choose? VOTE BELOW!

    • HungryMynd


    • Patrick Sekgoka
      Patrick Sekgoka


    • mlungisi skhosana
      mlungisi skhosana


    • Taurean J. Cloete
      Taurean J. Cloete

      VOTE: BMW M3

    • Doctor_Who

      @carwow you mention hp in an EV that sounds wrong. people who make EVs don't drive cars, they ride ebikes. what more, you then use Nm for torque. one day you will use kw and nm :)

  • theRappinSpree

    i4 M50 weighs 2200kg with two motors. No way we’re seeing a three motor version anytime soon

  • sivoo b
    sivoo b

    Fake!!! It’s all made up no one has said anything if something like this will come or not

  • Simone Murgia
    Simone Murgia

    Does 4WD increase power and fluel consumption compared with 2WD?

  • isaac thrupp
    isaac thrupp

    Buyers who want electric will go Tesla if they want speed…. Bmw buyers will go m3. This is a very niche offering.

  • Rampage

    next they probably gona make a i5M with 900hp

  • Youtubes Bichasspolicys
    Youtubes Bichasspolicys

    So it’s called an i4, with 4 doors, yet the m4 has is a coupe. Goes to show how brain dead people in charge truely are doesn’t it?

  • Michael McDonald
    Michael McDonald

    Not a single person will cancel their M3 or M4 order because this is coming out. If they wanted an electric car they would have bought a Tesla or Taycan.

  • Fraser Fraser
    Fraser Fraser

    Looks just as ugly as a fait multiple

  • Johan Nel
    Johan Nel

    Click bait. Prototype tri-motor 5-series being 'sold' as coming electric tri-motor M3. You are betrer than this Matt.

  • Andy T
    Andy T

    They might as well make all m model electric...

  • Adam Curtis
    Adam Curtis

    They're just getting too big and bulbous. First gen M2 anyday!


    The new grill must be the worst idea ever. They won't even need it. It would actualy be cool if they needed more air, but this is like or worse than a fake hood intake.

  • ripseeze_the_second

    People who prefer EV cars over ICE are not car people. No roaring engine sounds, no manual, no exhilaration. EV cars are super fast but in a monotone way. Boring experience when I have driven them. No soul to them.

  • DoubleDeckerAnton

    It's a silent beast...

  • Curtis Lovrak
    Curtis Lovrak

    This April fools joke is a little late Matt


    Dakar yellow M4? omg 😱

  • Elite Johny
    Elite Johny

    you die a legend or live long enough to see yourself become the villain

  • markmcc21

    "What exactly happened?"

  • Simon Reeves
    Simon Reeves

    BMW seem to want to shoot their foot off. The iX3 was rushed in to fend off the Tesla model Y, which is coming to Europe soon. Instead it will take sales from their own X3, same for the i4M, it will hit 3 and 4 series sales, and they will make an operating loss on each one of these EVs they sell. Meanwhile, the only EV they make money on, and who’s sales are up every year, they are going to cancel - the i3. It’s as if they are running around like Sergeant Jones in Dads Army… Don’t panic, don’t panic!

  • Sandman

    What's the deal with the ugly grill?

  • westsidecamper

    If it performs, I'll absolutely switch over! (as a current f82 driver)

  • Blade ManX
    Blade ManX

    dead dead dead...fake sounds and no soul...i dont care if it goes warp 10

  • Billy Casper
    Billy Casper

    Build quality and reliability will put Tesla to shame.

  • hs kang
    hs kang

    still looks like bunny.

  • Kilian Klaiber
    Kilian Klaiber

    What use is a fast car if you use more time for charging than for driving? Therefore, the i4MM..... cars are going to fail big time.

  • Ross Mac
    Ross Mac

    544??? 258 +313 =571

  • linda gonzalez
    linda gonzalez

    How much is the BMW I4M50.

  • Sam Monteiro
    Sam Monteiro

    if the 5 doesn't have that front end ill wait for that lol 😂

  • Albert Marin
    Albert Marin

    Wtf are you doing bmw m????? Make petrol cars! Not washing machines! I would never ever think about buying an electric M car. OMG can’t belive all that bullshit

  • Canitrix

    Why does it have a grill??

  • Simon H
    Simon H

    Just put a deposit down for the i4 M50. Will be swapping my Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD for it. Looks stunning. Can't wait to drive it.

  • Tyran Ocisari
    Tyran Ocisari

    Ok I'm serious now, enough is F'n enough. How long do they plan on keeping these demon-mole, beaver with botched surgery, robot-pig nose grills?

  • Ndumiso Siluma
    Ndumiso Siluma

    I thought they were gonna put 4 electric motors🧐

  • Ndumiso Siluma
    Ndumiso Siluma

    I think BMW should to make the cars even better and faster using a hybrid system like AMG.😂😂😂 oops🤭

  • James

    What's the price compared to a model 3 performance?

  • BOB

    The grill is the only thing making people notice BMW these days! Kudos the the designers for trying to make a car worth noticing.

  • Jamel Watson
    Jamel Watson

    Can't wait for you to review a Lucid!

  • Vee Li
    Vee Li

    Yuck! That grill ruins the look of the car. I'm a BMW fan but when it comes to making a giant grill look right, I prefer the one on the Audi S5.

  • matt dicken
    matt dicken

    You’re forgetting one thing, the m3/4 will do that all day long and make you’re hairs stand on end. The i4 will be fine until the battery gets to 80% and then when it’s flat you’re stuffed. And the best performance car doesn’t win in a drag racing alone. Take them to the ring and have a great smile 😃

  • Prabeesh Sidhu
    Prabeesh Sidhu

    Gonna be even more unreliable than the regular bmws

  • Dalton Lordly
    Dalton Lordly

    They already killed the M3 and the M4 with the new one lmao 😂🤮🤮

  • Sergey Tarasov
    Sergey Tarasov

    I4M50 xdrive competition 😂😁

  • Vitalie Verejan
    Vitalie Verejan

    Wasnt that Rimac CEO in the bmw with 3 electric motors?


    Yes but I want to feel those revs so it won't beat the M3/4 in terms of that

  • andrei3500

    grill still looks like crap.

  • GameStop Amc
    GameStop Amc

    Design sucks 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮

  • Ersan Şimşek
    Ersan Şimşek

    Mat, Rimac vs f1 car drag race pls

  • Ianmundo

    carwow renders, clickbait trash

  • B Michael
    B Michael

    Tesla … “awww that’s so cute” 😁

  • mariusAlfa Holland
    mariusAlfa Holland

    It will never be an Alfa how much bmw put in it ..

  • Allan Sonac
    Allan Sonac

    Rabbit toothed? You're far too modest. In North America I starting calling it Eager Beaver Bucktooth Bimmer....

  • Anthony Michael
    Anthony Michael

    petrol or nothing- the new ugly beaver front end plus their stupid slush box trans is already sinking the brand - this EV variant will indefinitely kill off not just anM division- but the start to the fall of BMW- all this just to satisfy little green power envious men from the great reset....

  • Ca Sc
    Ca Sc

    Considering the grill of the current 1-series, even worse 7-series, this grill looks almost nice. Let alone these horrible Audi-grills (I used to be an Audi-fan-boy). At least there is no chrome further ruining it. The best "grills" has Tesla - none! Just plain nice aerodynamic paint 🤗 Consider US-cars of the late 1950s. The tail fins got bigger & bigger. Until they died out like dinosaurs. I will be a very happy boy when these ugly German grills become extinct. Other cars from foreign manufacturers (I am German) look much better these days.

  • Tomthe 1
    Tomthe 1

    I feel like all this Electric stuff is cool but the real patrol heads will never accept it so gas powered vehicles will never fully go away especially flagship models

  • Matt Harper
    Matt Harper

    "There's another thing to consider: the price".... um, well, that, and that lack of charging infrastructure for the I4 and given the lack of one, the extreme difficulty of actually driving the I4 on a road trip.

  • François Balavoine
    François Balavoine

    Hate electric cars... for me normal M3 Comp XDrive thanks

  • Chris Garret
    Chris Garret

    They put the huge grille on an electric car. They are just fucking rubbing it in now.

  • John R
    John R

    Would love to see BMW produce a proper extremely powerful off road electric 4x4 and not just a Chelsea tractor.

  • Madimetja Lebelo
    Madimetja Lebelo

    How about a 3.3L Twin T Kia Stinger GT against Audi S5

  • Yanish Ramdenee
    Yanish Ramdenee

    That grill is awful

  • Sean Paul
    Sean Paul

    An M power milk float. No thanks. I want to hear the beautiful sound of a straight six as it shifts through the gears.

  • Whayne Padden
    Whayne Padden

    Maybe you should tell us the weight. The M3/M4 are already overweight fat pigs, now add another 400kg of batteries and motors.

  • De'Quad Binder
    De'Quad Binder

    The license plate on this grill is just awful 😣

  • Zamran khan
    Zamran khan

    Why is i4M 4-door? It should be i3M coz 4 series is coupe

  • Sebastian Harris
    Sebastian Harris

    Are we all going to ignore how many times he said i40 M50? 😂

  • dlhennes

    They may be fast,but they'll never outrun their ugly.

  • TheGomezIndustries

    Looks like an angry Spongebob.

  • Roy Moorman
    Roy Moorman

    The M division has now officially become the Marketing division.

  • Going With Steve
    Going With Steve

    really nice car, though was going to buy the series 4 coupe, to find they don't do a plug in hybrid, wish they did, as may have to go for the series 3, but cant see myself using the rear seats, but maybe 2- 5 years ill bet the i4m coupe

  • Sina Madani
    Sina Madani

    i4 M50 makes a lot more sense than M4

  • Nathan Piper
    Nathan Piper

    sadly this will replace the m4/3, 2030 no more petrol cars to be sold, car will be dead unless they change their minds and just ban gasoline as efuels will be on their way soon enough

  • Declan McGlone
    Declan McGlone

    No amount of horsepower can absolve BMW from that awful front-end!

  • Djredbullka

    Imagine a new i8 with Rimac technology :D

  • Danger Cat
    Danger Cat

    Yes, but how does it handle?

  • Giovanni Vittorio Ambrosini
    Giovanni Vittorio Ambrosini

    Now tell me how ur gonna tune an electric motor to make 1000 hp

  • Daniel Mihai Varlan
    Daniel Mihai Varlan


  • Carmine’s Import Service
    Carmine’s Import Service

    This will be a problem for BMW. The minute they stuck the ///M badge on an i car they were headed in the wrong direction. Will they really ditch their bread and butter? They will need a 0-60 of 2 seconds and a 1/4 mile of 9.3 in order to chance it. And with no infrastructure around the globe or at race tracks this is a problem. Decisions decisions. They saw it coming. This is a huuuuuuge problem for manufacturers. The sports car landscape is sadly changing. I like hearing the noise. But the acceleration is nuts.

  • Daniel Camp
    Daniel Camp

    I am an avid M car fan. Defiantly will look at the i4 M50 as to retain company car allowance it’s the only way to go. So long as the range is achievable…

  • MatrixWarrior98

    Dear carwow, please stop fuelling the debate on bmw's grills, or else people will never shut up about it. Love them or hate them, but for christs sake, keep it to yourself. There's always at least one person that has to say something about it. But nobody cares really...

  • Ma be
    Ma be

    So if the i4 has 4 doors will the i3 go back to having 2? [like a proper 3 series]

  • SuperQuickElectric

    Nice. Yes, we’d choose i4 M50

  • Amargeddon 1982
    Amargeddon 1982

    I don't know why most of you dont like the new grill,.. I started to like it,..ok on the EV it doesn't fit and don't look good,but on the M3 and M4 the black grill looks great

  • Imad

    Finally some normal looking electric cars I’m all for it

  • Daniel Buchanan
    Daniel Buchanan

    the real question is performance against a model s plaid

  • Glaucio Araujo
    Glaucio Araujo

    Imagine how much safer the world will feel when there is an amazing m5 that people won't have to replace the rod bearings... :)

  • trulydigger078

    BMW priced the i4 competitively to punch 🥊 hard on Tesla’s model s. I’d rather buy a car from a German engineering company who’s got the experience knowledge and artisan touch to make a car not only beautiful and quick but also has a facelift every 4 year instead of keeping the same boring shape for a decade: Tesla’s.

  • Irving Otero
    Irving Otero

    Yal doing too much hating on the grill it has grown on me a lot I think is aggressive

  • kishka

    I'm waiting for a good ev from them. Now they exist ill keep an eye out for how it runs.

  • roguedogx

    3:48 BMW is notoriously conservative with it's 0-60 times. I think the rule of thumb is "what ever bmw says, take about half a second off"

  • TehMarkyBoy

    What happend to carbuyer though?

  • TheGarvito

    Should’ve been all electric

  • Sam Green
    Sam Green

    Even by BMW’s low standards, that looks shit

  • Ricky Boyd
    Ricky Boyd

    A question I would love answered. When everything is electrified, what happens when the cheaper over night prices become normal tariff while the over all costs shoot up?

    • James Telfer
      James Telfer

      Depends on where demand is - as solar increases, daytime prices will drop and so you could see more charging during the day. Evening peak hours will likely remain as they are unless society changes behaviour significantly. There needs to be a lot more per storage for greater night charging, which is still being built out though.

  • ivan kostadinov
    ivan kostadinov

    I still don’t understand how they made all new models so ugly!

  • Johnny Crash
    Johnny Crash

    They need 3...three Engines to beat a PETROL m3... Haha very Green 😂😂😂🤢🤮

  • adrien Adrien
    adrien Adrien

    Nice to see BMW realising an electric //M, I think they have a lot to offer to EVs. (A proud owner of a M5 V10 an a model 3 performance)

  • Dale Warren
    Dale Warren

    It could have all the power in the world but electric cars are soulless. I just can’t get excited about them.

  • Deep Toot
    Deep Toot

    Waiting for the I8 M50 fully electric 844hp Ev BMW M car of my dreams. ELECTRIC POWER BABY!! Would look cool parked next to a cybertruck in a futuristic garage.

  • D P
    D P

    No exhaust cannons, no M