The BMW M3 will someday go electric, and thanks to a trademark application made at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (and another identical application at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office), we can now confirm what that car's name is likely to be: iM3.

If you think that BMW will never dilute the M3 name, remember that this is the brand that created the M4 when the name M3 Coupe worked just fine. On that note, we expect to come across a trademark for the name iM4 at some point.

But why choose a new name if an EV is taking over from the combustion-powered M3? Because, in a nutshell, it's not. At least, not yet.

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BMW's First Electric M Car Will Be Named The iM3

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