Some new spy photos just released, which showcases a test mule of the upcoming electric 3 series. There have been some modest changes to the headlights and taillights, as well as a different kidney grille and possibly a longer wheelbase. Its a safe bet that this is far from the production model however, as its still got exhaust ports.
Do we think there is a chance that BMW will be placing sound generators on this model? Personally I think with all the electrics coming the segment in the next few years that automakers are going to have to start finding ways to make theirs unique.
Until we start seeing electrified M variants, I don't really know how necessary that feature will be. I know there have been talks about incorporating a standard noise for safety reasons at lower speeds for all EV's.
I guess with vehicle to vehicle communication it wont really be mandatory for safety reasons. And I agree that it's probably something we have a higher chance of seeing on their performance variants. Probably going to be quite awhile before we see those offered on any EV models.