Report – BMW skipping on practical wagon PHEVs image

Just like virtually every other important automaker, BMW is too looking to electrify almost its entire roster in the near future, but according to a new report it will skip on PHEV-equipped wagons.

According to the rumor mill, the Touring models are skipping the electric boost, seemingly confirmed by the BMW team from Belgium which, during a private event organized locally, said the ongoing 3 Series Touring and 5 Series Touring won’t be fitted with the advanced plug in hybrid technology. The decision might seem surprising, considering wagons are still popular in Europe and Germany especially, and they have even more space than a sedan so accommodating the hybrid technology isn’t necessarily a problem.

BMW might only be skipping on PHEV versions for this current generations of the models, though. All in all, the Bavarian automaker is looking to have more than 25 electrified models in its lineup by 2025, complete with 12 fully-electric models and an M vehicle. “We will be increasing the share of electrified models across all brands and model series,” commented earlier Harald Krüger, BMW’s chief. “And, yes, that also includes the Rolls-Royce brand and BMW M vehicles. Furthermore, we are currently gearing all BMW Group plants towards e-mobility. In the future, we will be able to equip all our models with every drivetrain.”

Via BMW Blog