This is a question that many of you have asked recently, so we decided to tackle it and tell you what we know so far. This past weekend, the half loved, half hated BMW X1 was unveiled to the media at the Leipzig Plant in Germany. The full press release will be available in the upcoming days and hopefully lots of photos.
The BMW 7 Series will be the most represented this year, with three variants being unveiled in July. First, the BMW 735d model which will be using the latest 3.0 liter diesel engine is matted to an 8-speed transmission which outputs 306 horsepower an engine speed of 4,400 rpm with peak torque of 600 Newton-meters/442 lb-ft at just 1,500 rpm.
Around the same time, the fans of the xDrive system will get their wished fulfilled: the first 7 Series sporting an all-wheel-drive system. Also, the 7 Series Hybrid press release will go live in July as well. Built under the 755ih name, the 7er Hybrid uses a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 petrol engine that delivers 407 horsepower and 442lb ft, working in combination with an AC electric motor that can add another 20 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque.
The already highly controversial BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo will make its U.S. debut in a few weeks during a media preview, so we expect to learn more about the 550i GT and the latest N55 engine. Official debut: Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
And last, but not least from the BMW brand, the first Motorsport X vehicles, X5 M and X6 M, which will be officially introduced in the U.S. in two weeks.
BMW’s latest concept, Z2 or Vision Concept, will be introduced at IAA show.
Staying within the BMW Group, Rolls Royce will also launch their latest model, Ghost, in July, which has already become an eventful month for all the BMW fans.
At the same Frankfurt Motor Show, MINI will unveil the awaited Speedster model, a two-seater car, reminding us of the now defunct BMW Z3.
That’s all we learned so far and we’re hoping that this schedule will stick, but things should change, we will let you know.