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Don't panic: BMW continues to develop combustion engines - AutoReview.nl

When BMW announced that it will no longer build combustion engines in Germany, many car enthusiasts were shocked. They can now breathe a sigh of relief, because BMW calls the rumors that it would no longer make combustion engines 'complete nonsense'. Quatsch!

It is true that BMW no longer builds combustion engines in Germany. This concerns the main factory in Munich. The last engine, a petrol V8, came off the production line here on November 10th. But BMW still makes combustion engines in England and Austria. And judging by the words of development boss Frank Weber, this will remain the case for the time being.

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'Complete nonsense'

According to autocar.co.uk sources close to BMW management claimed that the brand no longer wanted to be involved in the development of combustion engines, especially as competitors significantly increase their investments in EV models. But according to Weber this is 'complete nonsense'. "First, this is not true. And second, the suggestion that there is nothing left to do is also not true."

According to Weber, there is still a lot to be done in the field of combustion engines. He is referring to the Euro 7 emission standard, which will come into effect on July 1, 2025 and sets stricter requirements for the emissions of petrol and diesel engines. It is precisely for this reason that BMW remains strongly committed to the development of combustion engines, says Weber. "There is still a lot to do. Not only in Europe, but also in America and China."

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New BMW EV models

The fact that BMW continues to develop combustion engines for the time being does not mean that it has no interest in electric motors. BMW is on the eve of introducing new EV models. This is how it works on a new one BMW M3 with four electric motors and reportedly 1360 hp.

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