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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  1. carwow
    Před 26 dny

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

    1. HungryMynd
      Před 3 dny


    2. Patrick Sekgoka
      Patrick Sekgoka
      Před 3 dny


    3. mlungisi skhosana
      mlungisi skhosana
      Před 7 dny


    4. Taurean J. Cloete
      Taurean J. Cloete
      Před 8 dny

      VOTE: BMW M3

    5. Doctor_Who
      Před 9 dny

      @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 :)

  2. theRappinSpree
    Před 2 dny

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

  3. sivoo b
    sivoo b
    Před 2 dny

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

  4. Simone Murgia
    Simone Murgia
    Před 2 dny

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

  5. isaac thrupp
    isaac thrupp
    Před 3 dny

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

  6. Rampage
    Před 3 dny

    next they probably gona make a i5M with 900hp

  7. Youtubes Bichasspolicys
    Youtubes Bichasspolicys
    Před 3 dny

    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?

  8. Michael McDonald
    Michael McDonald
    Před 5 dny

    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.

  9. Fraser Fraser
    Fraser Fraser
    Před 6 dny

    Looks just as ugly as a fait multiple

  10. Johan Nel
    Johan Nel
    Před 7 dny

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

  11. Andy T
    Andy T
    Před 9 dny

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

  12. Adam Curtis
    Adam Curtis
    Před 10 dny

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

  13. AWESOM-O
    Před 10 dny

    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.

  14. ripseeze_the_second
    Před 11 dny

    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.

  15. DoubleDeckerAnton
    Před 13 dny

    It's a silent beast...

  16. Curtis Lovrak
    Curtis Lovrak
    Před 14 dny

    This April fools joke is a little late Matt

  17. IMVATI
    Před 15 dny

    Dakar yellow M4? omg 😱

  18. Elite Johny
    Elite Johny
    Před 15 dny

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

  19. markmcc21
    Před 15 dny

    "What exactly happened?"

  20. Simon Reeves
    Simon Reeves
    Před 16 dny

    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!

  21. Sandman
    Před 16 dny

    What's the deal with the ugly grill?

  22. westsidecamper
    Před 16 dny

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

  23. Blade ManX
    Blade ManX
    Před 16 dny

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

  24. Billy Casper
    Billy Casper
    Před 17 dny

    Build quality and reliability will put Tesla to shame.

  25. hs kang
    hs kang
    Před 17 dny

    still looks like bunny.

  26. Kilian Klaiber
    Kilian Klaiber
    Před 17 dny

    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.

  27. Ross Mac
    Ross Mac
    Před 18 dny

    544??? 258 +313 =571

  28. linda gonzalez
    linda gonzalez
    Před 18 dny

    How much is the BMW I4M50.

  29. Sam Monteiro
    Sam Monteiro
    Před 18 dny

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

  30. Albert Marin
    Albert Marin
    Před 18 dny

    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

  31. Canitrix
    Před 19 dny

    Why does it have a grill??

  32. Simon H
    Simon H
    Před 19 dny

    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.

  33. Tyran Ocisari
    Tyran Ocisari
    Před 19 dny

    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?

  34. Ndumiso Siluma
    Ndumiso Siluma
    Před 19 dny

    I thought they were gonna put 4 electric motors🧐

  35. Ndumiso Siluma
    Ndumiso Siluma
    Před 19 dny

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

  36. James
    Před 19 dny

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

  37. BOB
    Před 19 dny

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

  38. Jamel Watson
    Jamel Watson
    Před 19 dny

    Can't wait for you to review a Lucid!

  39. Vee Li
    Vee Li
    Před 19 dny

    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.

  40. matt dicken
    matt dicken
    Před 20 dny

    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 😃

  41. Prabeesh Sidhu
    Prabeesh Sidhu
    Před 20 dny

    Gonna be even more unreliable than the regular bmws

  42. Dalton Lordly
    Dalton Lordly
    Před 20 dny

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

  43. Sergey Tarasov
    Sergey Tarasov
    Před 20 dny

    I4M50 xdrive competition 😂😁

  44. Vitalie Verejan
    Vitalie Verejan
    Před 21 dnem

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

  45. GIT GUD
    Před 21 dnem

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

  46. andrei3500
    Před 21 dnem

    grill still looks like crap.

  47. GameStop Amc
    GameStop Amc
    Před 21 dnem

    Design sucks 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮

  48. Ersan Şimşek
    Ersan Şimşek
    Před 21 dnem

    Mat, Rimac vs f1 car drag race pls

  49. Ianmundo
    Před 21 dnem

    carwow renders, clickbait trash

  50. B Michael
    B Michael
    Před 21 dnem

    Tesla … “awww that’s so cute” 😁

  51. mariusAlfa Holland
    mariusAlfa Holland
    Před 21 dnem

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

  52. Allan Sonac
    Allan Sonac
    Před 21 dnem

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

  53. Anthony Michael
    Anthony Michael
    Před 22 dny

    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....

  54. Ca Sc
    Ca Sc
    Před 22 dny

    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.

  55. Tomthe 1
    Tomthe 1
    Před 22 dny

    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

  56. Matt Harper
    Matt Harper
    Před 22 dny

    "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.

  57. François Balavoine
    François Balavoine
    Před 22 dny

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

  58. Chris Garret
    Chris Garret
    Před 22 dny

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

  59. John R
    John R
    Před 22 dny

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

  60. Madimetja Lebelo
    Madimetja Lebelo
    Před 22 dny

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

  61. Yanish Ramdenee
    Yanish Ramdenee
    Před 22 dny

    That grill is awful

  62. Sean Paul
    Sean Paul
    Před 22 dny

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

  63. Whayne Padden
    Whayne Padden
    Před 22 dny

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

  64. De'Quad Binder
    De'Quad Binder
    Před 23 dny

    The license plate on this grill is just awful 😣

  65. Zamran khan
    Zamran khan
    Před 23 dny

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

  66. Sebastian Harris
    Sebastian Harris
    Před 23 dny

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

  67. dlhennes
    Před 23 dny

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

  68. TheGomezIndustries
    Před 23 dny

    Looks like an angry Spongebob.

  69. Roy Moorman
    Roy Moorman
    Před 23 dny

    The M division has now officially become the Marketing division.

  70. Going With Steve
    Going With Steve
    Před 23 dny

    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

  71. Sina Madani
    Sina Madani
    Před 23 dny

    i4 M50 makes a lot more sense than M4

  72. Nathan Piper
    Nathan Piper
    Před 23 dny

    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

  73. Declan McGlone
    Declan McGlone
    Před 23 dny

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

  74. Djredbullka
    Před 23 dny

    Imagine a new i8 with Rimac technology :D

  75. Danger Cat
    Danger Cat
    Před 23 dny

    Yes, but how does it handle?

  76. Giovanni Vittorio Ambrosini
    Giovanni Vittorio Ambrosini
    Před 23 dny

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

  77. Daniel Mihai Varlan
    Daniel Mihai Varlan
    Před 23 dny


  78. Carmine’s Import Service
    Carmine’s Import Service
    Před 23 dny

    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.

  79. Daniel Camp
    Daniel Camp
    Před 23 dny

    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…

  80. MatrixWarrior98
    Před 23 dny

    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...

  81. Ma be
    Ma be
    Před 23 dny

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

  82. SuperQuickElectric
    Před 23 dny

    Nice. Yes, we’d choose i4 M50

  83. Amargeddon 1982
    Amargeddon 1982
    Před 23 dny

    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

  84. Imad
    Před 23 dny

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

  85. Daniel Buchanan
    Daniel Buchanan
    Před 24 dny

    the real question is performance against a model s plaid

  86. Glaucio Araujo
    Glaucio Araujo
    Před 24 dny

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

  87. trulydigger078
    Před 24 dny

    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.

  88. Irving Otero
    Irving Otero
    Před 24 dny

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

  89. kishka
    Před 24 dny

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

  90. roguedogx
    Před 24 dny

    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"

  91. TehMarkyBoy
    Před 24 dny

    What happend to carbuyer though?

  92. TheGarvito
    Před 24 dny

    Should’ve been all electric

  93. Sam Green
    Sam Green
    Před 24 dny

    Even by BMW’s low standards, that looks shit

  94. Ricky Boyd
    Ricky Boyd
    Před 24 dny

    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?

    1. James Telfer
      James Telfer
      Před 23 dny

      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.

  95. ivan kostadinov
    ivan kostadinov
    Před 24 dny

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

  96. Johnny Crash
    Johnny Crash
    Před 24 dny

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

  97. adrien Adrien
    adrien Adrien
    Před 24 dny

    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)

  98. Dale Warren
    Dale Warren
    Před 24 dny

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

  99. Deep Toot
    Deep Toot
    Před 24 dny

    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.

  100. D P
    D P
    Před 24 dny

    No exhaust cannons, no M