BMW has announced it is completely changing the way it does business, and we have all the details for you in this episode of America on the Road. BMW executives told a global audience that the Munich-based automaker believes half of its total sales in 2030 will be battery-electric vehicles. It also unveiled a flurry of planned EV models, two of which – the BMW iX SUV and BMW i4 sedan –will be launched this year.
BMW also announced that its MINI small-vehicle brand would introduce its last internal combustion engine vehicle in 2025 as it switches to an all-electric lineup. MINI executives confirmed the persistent rumor that MINI would sell only electric vehicles soon after 2030.
So how will this changed BMW fare? Host Jack Nerad and co-host Chris Teague discuss the vaunted brand’s prospects and what it means to American carbuyers.
They also take a look at the revised 2022 Kia Stinger, a BMW 3-Series competitor, that will offer significantly more horsepower when it comes to market soon.
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In the road test segment, Chris Teague will take a detailed look at the 2021 Ford Transit. He used the commercial van to move into his new house, and he’ll have a full report on how the vehicle treated him.
Meanwhile, Jack Nerad will report on the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus, which is one of the few vehicles on the market built for tranquility. A long way from the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye he reviewed last week.