In 2010, BMW will continue to refresh their line-up and introduce some new models and concepts. While several vehicles have been confirmed for launch, there are still others that remain a sworn secret behind the metal gates of the Munich headquarter. But let’s begin with those new models that have been confirmed through official channels and press releases. We’re also going to cover the concepts arena at the end of this article.
Remember, the 2010 roadmap outlined here is based on data collected by us and has not been confirmed by BMW.
First comes the new BMW 5 Series sedan, followed in the second half of 2010 by the the touring version. The 3 Series Coupe and Convertible are also rolling out their now usual life cycle impulse update. An even smaller LCI update would be available on the M3 Coupe.
The facelifted BMW X5 will also be available next spring and sources mention that a new model, xDrive40d will be available as well (we’re working on double checking the news). The second BMW hybrid, ActiveHybrid 7 is due in Spring 2010 as well.
Second generation and redesigned compact SAV, the X3, will debut in the second half of next year. The MINI Crossover will be also launched around the same time. Another exciting vehicle to make its debut next year is the M3 GTS.
There is also another revised model that has been confirmed recently, but unfortunately we cannot disclose it at the moment, our embargo expires later this week and we’ll be able to reveal it. But all we can say is that it will be quite exciting…..
So this is what we have confirmed so far for next year, but let’s take a look at some of the rumors and somewhat confirmed future models.
In the rumor category, we have the MINI by Rolls Royce which is going to be introduced next year as well.
Now, in the concepts arena, BMW is rumored to showcase a 135i Supersport version, with M1-like characteristics. This concept is to be introduced at one of the 2010 auto shows. Project i will also showcase a concept, but it is unclear if it will be a hybrid or an all electric vehicle.
Remember, this is a tentative road map and it is based on information we collected throughout the year and of course, based on some rumors as well. With so many large auto shows coming up in 2010, there might be some more surprises prepared for us by BMW, but you’ll be the first to know as soon as we learn about them.