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Rumor: BMW to launch 20 new models before 2015

Rumors | November 24th, 2010 by 26
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BMW insider Scott27 returns today with some new tidbits of information regarding BMW’s roadmap leading to 2015. According to the same restless insider, BMW plans …

BMW insider Scott27 returns today with some new tidbits of information regarding BMW’s roadmap leading to 2015. According to the same restless insider, BMW plans to launch twenty new models between now and 2015.

To spice up things even more, same insider brings back the 2 Series nomenclature. Apparently BMW is once again considering using the 2 Series badge on some of its Coupe and Convertible models.

With the the majority of these new twenty models being based based on the 1 Series and 3 Series matrix, BMW is apparently looking to differentiate the coupe and cabrio vehicles, for both 1 and 3 Series families.

Rumor: BMW to launch 20 new models before 2015

“The current strategy is to whether seperate the Coupe (F22) and Cabrio (F23) models of the 1er from the Sporthatch and its forthcoming counterparts that will join the 1er. It is being looked at to seperate the sporty models from the regular models in which – 2er will compliment the Coupe , Cabrio and the Z2 Roadster and Coupe”, says Scott27.

The 1 Series family will maintain the Sporthatch , Compact Sport Tourer and Gran Turismo variants.

The 2009 favorite rumor, BMW Z2 Roadster and Coupe, are back in focus. Rumormills churns out that the Z2 Roadster and Coupe are needed by BMW to offer a Compact sporting concept similar to the MINI Coupe and Roadster. The aim is to offer sporting dynamics that are at least equal than some cars in the same price range.

“Weight is the key priority hence why the car will go no further than a four cylinder”, says the insider.

In a recent discussion with BMWBLOG, a BMW official confirmed over 15 new products coming out in the next five years, but further details have not been provided.

As always, take these rumors with a grain of salt and remember that BMW plans have and can always change.

  • BMW Driver

    Wooho!! Exciting. I’m assuming at least 3-4 will be electric vehicles

  • Wooo hoo.

    Niiice. Can’t wait to see this brand watered down to the level of Honda or Toyota…

    It’s quite sad. Premium and exclusivity are no longer their priority.

    • wazon8

      Watered down to Honda level? What is it supposed to mean? One thing is sure, BMW will keep their prices around two times higher than prices of Honda, so surely they won’t appeal to typical Honda customers.

    • ToddJames

      @Wooo hoo, you wish ….. :-/

  • Bryce

    I can’t imagine a better time for BMW to reintroduce Isetta to the world. With the new government regulations requiring manufacturers to be more efficient, selling fuel-efficient Isettas would offset the low mileage of some high horsepower M vehicles.

  • empower

    WOO HOO WOULD LIKE BMW TO BE JUST THE 7 6 5 3 AND BE A SUB BRAND OF HONDA. BMW HAD TO GROW FOR ITS SURVIVAL GET OVER IT. OUT OF THE BIG THREE BMW HAS THE LEAST AMOUNT OF MODELS, AND IT DOES NOT PUT ITS NAME VANS AND TRUCKS. IT ALSO DOSENT SHARE ITS PARTS WITH LESSER BRANDS

    • bob

      WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING?

      • Woo Hoo

        How about 5-7 GREAT cars instead of 20 average cars. Badge recognition will only go so far.

        • wazon8

          Isn’t 5-er and 7-er already great? And why do you claim that there is exclusion: eighter few great cars or 20 average? Man, you talk as if it was impossible to hire more great engineers and made more teams to work on particular models. Moreover, you seem to forget that most of these models will share engines and platforms, so they won’t be created from the very beggining.

        • bob

          First of all, why are you responding to me?

          Second, you’ve provided little or no justification that, after 5-7 “great” cars, the remaining 13-15 have to be “average”. This is in direct contrast to what BMW has always said; they’re ‘niche exploiters’…The more premium niche that they feel are exploitable, the more cars they’ll produce.

          empower, for his part, seemingly fails to recognize that BMW does in fact supply parts — including engines! — to “lesser brands”. The recently-announced agreement among BMW & Saab is an example. Unless, of course, empower believes that Saab, having come THIS close to extinction, is now a ‘greater brand’ than BMW, LOL!

          • ToddJames

            They haven’t supplied ish to them as of yet so he his correct ….

          • bob

            Well, ToddJames, what *facts* do you have that BMW, after signing an agreement with Saab, will not fulfill its end of the contract?!

            The auto manufacturing industry is a highly capital-intensive situation, with commensurate long leadtimes. Contracts among various players can span years before the actual physical components transfer. Consequently, there are very serious legal ramifications if either or both parties don’t live up to their end of the bargain.

            Why do you seem to need for this to be spelled out for you?

            PS. FYI, this is not the first time for BMW.

  • viper

    20 new models?

    oh is that like we expect the new 2 , 4 , 8 , 9 , x2 , x4 , x7 , x8 , x9 , z 11 , z 12 , 13 , a supercar , a better bigger supercar , a door coupe , a luxury model based on 7er , a pick up , a truck , 10series , new roadster and a new 0 series….

    well if thats the case then I congratulate you , you have managed to get 20 models in 5years , something you couldnt do in the past 30….

    or are we talking about various variations of 1er , gt extensions , small micro cars and a dozen of 6ers in various colors?

    20 models……you must think we are idiots.

    • Dude

      Nobody thinks you’re an idiot, viper. Nobody.

  • T

    FYI : Viper.

    The “X” Ceiling stops at X5 there will not be an X7 , neither will there be a truck or pick-up that is some peoples paranoia taking over.

    Of the term 20 new models , a majority incorporates the 1er and 3er and concepts based on the matrix of the Premium Compact and Premium Entry segments.
    These will range from family orientated concepts through to compact sports cars.

    But because BMW have planned in advance in developing the smallcity.Premium Compact and Premium Entry segments and the models that will come from Project-i . Now there is more freedom to return to segments previously explored for the luxury segment.

    However Vision Efficient Dynamics will be our Ground breaking sports car.
    With MegaCity Vehicle being our most Ground Breaking car ever.

    • viper

      well thats a switch

    • Marco B

      @T, It doesn’t stop with the X5…. there’s the X6.

  • Gord

    Depends on how you define model.

    For example if the 650i and the 640i count as two different models then I could easily see 20 new models soon.

    • Jag

      no, 650i and 640i are two versions of ONE model. however, 6-er Coupe and 6-er Convertible are TWO models

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497041056 Daniel Hoang

    Whoever design those cars must be Asian. Who wants squinty eyed headlights :p

  • empower

    i was not shouting cap lock was on and i could not be arsed to start over lol. 20 models dose not mean brand new models never seen before but includes re releases such as the new x5 and 3er ect. renaming the 1 coupe the 2 er etc.

  • empower

    BOB WHY WERE YOU SHOUTING LOLl and you complain about people responding to your post and you have responded twice to mine. bmw does not use parts From lesser brands they may supply others psa inline 4s and soon saab.but it dose not raid the parts bin of other brands like audi does with vw seat skoda understand now. maybe i should of made myself clear. but you example does not back up what you said because there are no saabs with bmw engines. if you would of said psa then you would have a point

    • bob

      — “maybe i should of made myself clear.”

      Yes, maybe you should have. But, since you didn’t, only you have to take responsibility for using CAPS LOCK, in lieu of a coherent argument.

      I used Saab, correctly, as the most recent example. Just because we haven’t seen any BMW-powered Saabs on the street yet doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. Pathetic retort on your part, Agree/Disagree? In the unlikely event that you should disagree then, you must justify why Saab is a greater brand than BMW ;-).

      Further, throughout history, BMW has supplied engines — Remember(!) “Motoren” is their middle name — to other, “lesser” brands. No change in corporate policy.

      Okay, so PSA has been brought up. Fine. For those who follow BMW closely, they know that, before the current arrangement among BMW & PSA, BMW sourced engines from Chrysler’s facility in Brazil. And, as an aside, BMW does not produce themselves all of the vehicles that they sell.

      Please! Let’s limit the misinformation…

  • chas

    you guys should learn german. I read that article, what, like a year ago? Its not like AutoBild is the most accurate report of the auto industry. They are entertaining though…

  • LOUISP12

    WHEN IS BMW GOING TO BUILD A SPORTS CAR, AUDI HAS THE R8, MERC, THE SLS, WHENS BMW GOING TO BRING 1 OUT

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