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.
“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.