BMW could be adding a new electric-powered version of the 3 Series to join the i3 in its electric vehicle lineup, according to some reports.
A report by Handelsblatt, which cited company sources, claim that with the new 3 Series EV is targeted at the upcoming Tesla Model 3. The source also mentioned that the electric 3 Series could feature a range of at least 400 km, besting the Tesla's range of about 350 km.
The new electric 3 Series should not be confused with the existing BMW 330e, which is essentially a plug-in hybrid variant of the regular 3 Series. The BMW 330e still uses a internal-combustion engine once battery power has depleted.
A debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September is on the cards.
Elsewhere, BMW is also going to offer an electric variant of the X3, which is said to enter production in 2019.