BMW i8

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According to The Detroit Bureau, BMW is considering the future release of a plug-in hybrid M3 with 20 miles of all-electric range.

It will not be any time soon as current generation was introduced in early 2014, while electrification would be subject to the next-generation somewhere around 2020.

BMW would of course use its PHEV knowledge gained from BMW i8 in the plug-in M3.

One senior BMW executive engaged in M3 development revealed that BMW is working on adding an electric motor to the front axle to support the gasoline engine powering rear wheels.

Source: TheDetroitBureau.com