BMWBLOG interviews Frank Van Meel, CEO of BMW M

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The 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show was arguably the biggest car event of the year not only for BMW, but also for its M family. The …

The 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show was arguably the biggest car event of the year not only for BMW, but also for its M family. The famed sports car division hosted the world premiere of the new M5, arguably the company’s most iconic car. The new sports sedan was showcased in two configurations, the standard M5 in Marina Bay Blue and the limited “First Edition” Frozen Dark Red Metallic.

The new M5 also mark’s the start of a new era – an all-wheel drive system included in an M sedan. The highly configurable xDrive system will be next implemented in the M8 lineup. BMW also showcased in Frankfurt the M4 CS, another new model for the brand which will be followed by similar variants in the future.

To learn more about the new M5, also about the success of the M2, the future of manuals, and many other topics, we spent some time at the show with Frank Van Meel, Head of BMW M.

19 responses to “BMWBLOG interviews Frank Van Meel, CEO of BMW M”

  1. Dailybimmer says:

    When are the supersport cars M1 and M10 coming?

  2. Dailybimmer says:

    @Horatiu B.

    Suddenly there is a gap at the two ends of the pole’s that needs to be filled with super halo cars when you look at the future CS model lineup beginning from M1 CS to M8 CS. Beyond M8 CS there a room for
    another Bmw supercar above the M1 and M8, maybe with V12 mid engine hybrid or even as EBV Super Sportcar?

  3. Dailybimmer says:

    Bmw can’t say anymore there is no market for supercars. Just look at the numbers from McLaren and Ferrari.

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-goodwood-festival-speed/mclaren-automotive-sells-3286-cars-makes-£92m-2016

    • disqus_d4cEcykOJC says:

      BMW are already a full range manufacturer, and expanding. McLaren? No. Ferrari? No. Record profits & volume, why take resources away to produce extreme niche vehicles? Or they could do like Mercedes & buy a British company to market a p.r. exercise under their own name.

  4. Max says:

    So guys, have you heard him?!
    Go and get ur M with a fu.. manual transmission !!!

    Cant wait for next years M2, hopefully I can get one with this strong demand :D

  5. […] get a new boss.  Markus Flasch will become Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M, replacing Franciscus Van Meel. Austrian-born Flasch will take over the BMW Group subsidiary for ultra-sporty high-end vehicles […]

  6. […] get a new boss.  Markus Flasch will become Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M, replacing Franciscus Van Meel. Austrian-born Flasch will take over the BMW Group subsidiary for ultra-sporty high-end vehicles […]

  7. […] get a new boss.  Markus Flasch will become Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M, replacing Franciscus Van Meel. Austrian-born Flasch will take over the BMW Group subsidiary for ultra-sporty high-end vehicles […]

  8. […] get a new boss.  Markus Flasch will become Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M, replacing Franciscus Van Meel. Austrian-born Flasch will take over the BMW Group subsidiary for ultra-sporty high-end vehicles […]

  9. […] As of September 2018, Markus Flasch is the Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M, replacing Franciscus Van Meel. Austrian-born Flasch has taken over the BMW Group subsidiary for ultra-sporty high-end vehicles […]

  10. […] As of September 2018, Markus Flasch is the Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M, replacing Franciscus Van Meel. Austrian-born Flasch has taken over the BMW Group subsidiary for ultra-sporty high-end vehicles […]

  11. […] As of September 2018, Markus Flasch is the Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M, replacing Franciscus Van Meel. Austrian-born Flasch has taken over the BMW Group subsidiary for ultra-sporty high-end vehicles […]

  12. […] As of September 2018, Markus Flasch is the Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M, replacing Franciscus Van Meel. Austrian-born Flasch has taken over the BMW Group subsidiary for ultra-sporty high-end vehicles […]

  13. […] As of September 2018, Markus Flasch is the Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M, replacing Franciscus Van Meel. Austrian-born Flasch has taken over the BMW Group subsidiary for ultra-sporty high-end vehicles […]

  14. […] As of September 2018, Markus Flasch is the Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M, replacing Franciscus Van Meel. Austrian-born Flasch has taken over the BMW Group subsidiary for ultra-sporty high-end vehicles […]

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