BMW: The Road Ahead in 2010

Interesting | January 3rd, 2010 by 10
bmw mini in 2010

Back in December, our article on the Tentative 2010 BMW Roadmap scratched the surface on things we predicted will happen this year, from new models unveiling to future concepts. While the list was fairly accurate, there were still some missing pieces of the puzzle that we might be able to put together today.

Courtesy of Scott27 of GCZ, we are able to give you a far more complete picture of what lies ahead for BMW in 2010. While we can’t vouch for the entire information related by the BMW insider, there are certainly some overlapping news that we have heard from other sources as well. Since we’re only in January, there is also a possibility that some plans may change as we advanced into the year.

So, let’s begin summarizing his entire report:

bmw mini in 2010

Prior to Detroit Auto Show (January):

  • BMW 3 Series Coupe, Convertible, M3 Coupe Press Releases

Detroit Auto Show (January 11th):

  • BMW Concept Active E
  • BMW Z4 sDrive35is
  • BMW 740 U.S. debut
  • BMW 535i GT

Geneva Motor Show (March 4th):

  • 2011  BMW 5 Series Sedan
  • BMW 5 Series Hybrid Concept
  • 2011 BMW 3 Series Coupe/Convertible Facelift
  • 2011 BMW M3 Coupe Facelift
  • Secret BMW Concept car
  • MINI Crossover Production model

New York Auto Show (April 2nd):

  • 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan


  • BMW 5 Series Sedan Li (long-wheelbase for the Chinese market)
  • 2011 BMW 5 Series Touring Press Release
  • 2011 BMW 5 Series M-Sport Package

Paris Motor Show (October 2nd):

  • BMW ActiveE Production Car (eDrive)
  • BMW 520d
  • Second Secret BMW Concept car
  • Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe


  • 2011 BMW 6-Series Coupe Press Release

Los Angeles Auto Show (December 3rd)

  • BMW X1 U.S. debut


  • BMW to unveil turbocharged four and three cylinder engines


  • BMW X3 TBA
  • BMW X5 Facelift (our bet goes on New York Auto Show)
  • Vision MINI

If things change or we come across new information, we will keep you informed as always. Also expect live coverage from all the auto shows listed above.