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BMW announced that they're going to be cutting half of their drivetrain variants by 2025. Given the demand and shift towards EVs it makes sense for BMW to start trimming engines in preparation for it. Plus to be fair BMW offers a lot of engine options to begin with.

BMW is keeping its promise of a leaner and more efficient lineup – and now it has a deadline. First announced last year in its press release to mark the end of 2019 fiscal year, the BMW Group, which includes Mini and Rolls-Royce, is cutting down its drivetrain variants by 50 percent. In this year's version, the German marque has given itself a deadline.

Here's what the press release says:

We are reducing complexity, with fewer variants and fewer drive trains – keeping only those for which there is real demand: About half the current drive train variants will no longer be offered by 2025.

What does this mean? We can expect BMW to evaluate its current bevy of drivetrain options in its lineup. The popular BMW X3 alone has four drivetrain options, including the China-built all-electric iX3. With the newly-affirmed commitment, we can expect the automaker to measure the demand for each of these drivetrain options, leaving those that have an actual demand for.

In short, if the world prefers all-electric BMWs over the conventional ones, then so be it. But of course, numbers will determine the decision, but we can expect more changes in the BMW lineup within a few years' time.
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