BMW has debuted its most powerful ever car - but it’s not the M8 or M760Li, it’s an electric 5 Series concept named Lucy.
Producing a massive 510kW of power and 1150Nm of torque from its tri-motor drivetrain - 75kW and 400Nm more than the potent hero M5 Competition model - Lucy is capable of a ‘sub-3 second’ 0-100km/h sprint, according to BMW.
The Lucy concept could preview future BMWs.
For the record, that is 0.4 seconds faster than the M5 Competition and more than a second faster than the M550i xDrive upon which Lucy is based.
Lucy appears to be a regular 5 Series sedan from the outside, but underneath it hides a 45kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can be charged quickly thanks to 200kW quick charging.
Weighing 2400kg the car tips the scales about 500kg heavier than the M550i xDrive. It features a single electric motor at the front and two electric motors at the rear. Featuring electric torque vectoring, the setup is said to be more effective and precise than a regular limited slip differential, according to BMW.
Despite a big battery pack, Lucy can reportedly charge quickly.
While the tri-motor setup is not yet due in any production BMW, the upcoming electric iX3 will feature the same front motor when it makes it debut later this year.
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