BMW has revealed details regarding a planned electric 3 Series that would compete with the Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2. Not to be outdone by its Bavarian neighbor, Mercedes-Benz said not only that it will develop its own electric car to compete with the BMW 3 Series and Tesla Model 3, but that it would also arrive in 2024.
Mercedes-Benz is actively developing many electric platforms, one of which will be the MMA (Mercedes-Benz Modular Architecture), which will serve as the foundation for many future electric Mercedes goods. Mercedes’ MMA platform is intended for small to midsized electric cars, so the C-Class is merely the beginning.
Unlike BMW, Mercedes-Benz intends to spend extensively in electrification, producing a number of all-electric chassis. So much so that it wants most, if not all, of its vehicles to be electric by 2025. In comparison, BMW takes a more leisurely approach to introducing new EVs.
Because it was just recently revealed, there are no specifications: no engine, no range, nothing. So no one knows what the electric C-Class will look like. However, it’s reasonable to presume that it will have the same design concept as the EQE sedan and the bigger EQS sedan.
BMW and Mercedes-Benz have been bitter competitors for decades, but this is wonderful news for any BMW enthusiast. It will not only encourage BMW to develop a superior electric 3 Series, but the more EV cars in this sector, the better. Another fantastic electric sport car from a premium company, assisting in breaking Tesla’s stronghold on the market, is a really positive thing that will benefit both the customer and BMW. Few companies have supplied the competitive motivation to build amazing things for each other as BMW and Mercedes-Benz have for one other.