The current 3 Series Touring and 5 Series Touring will not be available with plug-in hybrid powertrains.BMW has reportedly clarified at least one significant exception to its electrification push, potentially disappointing wagon fans.Speaking at a private event in Belgium, BMW officials warned that the automaker has no plans to develop plug-in hybrid variants of the current 3 Series Touring or 5 Series Touring, according to BMW Blog.
BMW Group recently promised to launch at least 25 new electrified vehicles by 2025, including at least a dozen pure EVs. The strategy will span from BMW M cars to Rolls-Royce.
Engineers have been instructed to make all future models compatible with electric powertrains, suggesting the comments in Belgium may only apply to BMW's current-generation Touring variants.
The German automaker will likely focus on electrified crossovers in the US, starting with the X3, though Touring editions continue to experience strong demand abroad.
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